Ipstones, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on the slope of a lofty eminence above the [river Churnet, 2½ miles NW of Froghall station on the North Staffordshire railway, and 5 N of Cheadle, and has a post and money order office under Stoke-upon-Trent; telegraph office, Froghall railway station. It has a fair on the Monday nearest 6 Nov. The parish contains the hamlet of Foxt. Acreage, 5697; population, 1351. Belmont Hall is a chief residence. The scenery includes cliffs of much height and beauty, and has been much improved by plantations. Gritstone, of good quality for grindstones, is largely quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £171 with residence. The church is plain, has an embattled tower, and contains several monuments of the Sneyd family. There is a small church at Foxt There are also 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||Ipstones St. Leonard|
|Poor Law union||Cheadle|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ipstones from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ipstones (St. Leonard))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Ipstones 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
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