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Ipstones, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishIpstones St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionCheadle 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Ipstones

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 Ipstones 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 Ipstones 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST10
Post TownStoke-On-Trent