Hamstall Ridware, Staffordshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hamstall-Ridware St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Lichfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Hamstall-Ridware (St. Michael))
- Staffordshire and Warwickshire, Past and Present, 1884
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser
Villages, Hamlets, &cNethertown