Horton, a township and a parish in Staffordshire. The township bears the name of Horton and Horton Hay, 3¼miles NW of Leek, and 1½ mile W of Budyard station on the North Staffordshire railway. It has a post office under Leek; money order office, Leek; telegraph office, Rudyard (R.S.) The parish includes also the township of Blackwood and Crow-borough. Acreage, 4975, including 92 of water; population, 1216. Horton Hall, Cliff Park Hall, and Horton Lodge are chief residences. Eudyard Lake, the Cauldon Canal reservoir, lies near the latter, and is 1¾ mile long. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £190 with residence. The church is Perpendicular, was restored in 1863, and contains monuments of the Cromptons, the Fowlers, and the Wedgwoods. The churchyard contains the tombstone of a woman who died in 1787 at the age of 119. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Horton St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Leek|
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 Horton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Horton (St. Michael))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Horton 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