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Haughton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Haughton, a parish in Staffordshire, 4 miles SW by W of Stafford. It has a station on the Shropshire Union branch of the L. & N.W.R., and a post and money order office under Stafford; telegraph office, Gnosall. Acreage, 3119; population of the civil parish, 516; of the ecclesiastical, 439. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £320 with residence. The church is ancient, part of it being of the 13th century. It consists of chancel, N or Cranmer chapel, nave, porch, and embattled tower, built by Nicholas Cranmer, rector, who died in 1520. The church was partly rebuilt and completely restored in 1887. There is an ancient, half-timbered hall of Henry VIIL date, which has been perfectly restored.

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 parishHaughton St. Giles 
Poor Law unionStafford 

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 Haughton

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 Haughton 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 Haughton 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:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST18
Post TownStafford