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.
Online maps of Hamstall Ridware are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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
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