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Hamstall Ridware, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Hamstall Ridware, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on the river Blyth, 2½ miles N of Armitage station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4½ E by N of Rugeley, and has a post office under Rugeley; money order office, Yoxall; telegraph office, Kings Bromley. The parish includes also the hamlets of Nethertown and Hadley. Acreage, 3124; population of the civil parish, 316; of the ecclesiastical, 282. The old manor house has an ancient gateway and a watch-tower, and is now a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £225 with residence. Patron, Lord Leigh, who is lord of the manor. The church is ancient, but was restored in 1872, and contains an old altar-tomb, a brass, and two old paintings. The windows contain some ancient stained glass. In the churchyard is an old stone cross.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishHamstall-Ridware St. Michael 
Poor Law unionLichfield 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Hamstall Ridware

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hamstall Ridware from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


Online maps of Hamstall Ridware are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Rough Park
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWS15
Post TownRugeley