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Hopton and Coton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Hopton and Coton, two townships in Staffordshire, 2½ and 1½ mile NE of Stafford, with a post office under Stafford; money order and telegraph office, Stafford. Acreage of both, 3542; population, 614. Hopton Heath, now enclosed, was the scene of a severe action in 1643 between the Royalists, under the Earl of Northampton, and the Parliamentarians, in which the latter were defeated. There is a small chapel. Coton Hill Asylum is situated here.

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

Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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