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Hints, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Hints, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on Watling Street, and on the river Bourne, 4 miles WSW of Tamworth, and was anciently known as Hendon, signifying " old town." Post town, Tamworth. The parish comprises 1889 acres; population, 238. Hints Hall is the chief residence. A large tumulus, supposed to be Roman, is near the church; a pig of lead, weighing 150 Ibs., and having a Roman inscription, was found in 1792 on Hints Common, and an old priory was once at Canwell. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £200 with residence. The church was built in 1883, on the site of an ancient church, and contains monuments of the Floyers and the Lawleys. Hurwick, a hamlet in Podington parish. Beds, 3 miles NNW from Harold. Hinwick House and Hinwick Hall are handsome mansions.

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 parishHints St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionTamworth 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hints 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 Hints 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 districtB78
Post TownTamworth