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Horton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishHorton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionLeek 

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

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 Horton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Blackwood and Crowborough
DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST13
Post TownLeek