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Kingsley, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Kingsley, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village occupies a gentle eminence 1 mile W of FroghaU station on the North Staffordshire railway, and 3 miles NNE of Cheadle. It has a post and money order office under Stoke-upon-Trent; telegraph office, Froghall railway station. There is a temperance hall. The parish contains also the township of Whiston. Acreage, 4821; population of the civil parish, 1936; of the ecclesiastical, 1587. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £192 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1821, and a new chancel built in 1886. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. The parish council consists of nine members.

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 parishKingsley St. Werburgh 
Poor Law unionCheadle 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Kingsley 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

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