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Knutton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Knutton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Wolstanton parish, Staffordshire. The village stands 1 mile NW of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and has a post and money order office under Newcastle-under-Lyme; telegraph office, Newcastle-under-Lyme. The township includes also the greater part of Silverdale village and Knutton Heath, both included in Silverdale ecclesiastical parish. Coal and ironstone are extensively mined, and there are ironworks. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1875; population, 1621. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value,, £200 with residence. The church was built in 1874, and is in the Early Decorated style. There are Wesleyan, Primitive, and Free 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 
Civil parishWolstanton 
Poor Law unionWolstanton and Burslem 

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 Knutton

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Knutton 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 Knutton 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:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST5
Post TownNewcastle