Mavesyn Ridware, Staffordshire
Mavesyn Ridware, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, on the river Trent and the Trent and Mersey Canal, 1½ mile NW of Armitage station on the Trent Valley section of the L. & N.W.R., and 3½ miles ESE of Rugeley. The parish contains the villages of Blithbury and Hill Ridware. There is a post office at Hill Ridware, under Rugeley; money order office, Armitage; telegraph office, Rugeley. Acreage, 2486; population, 391. The manor belonged anciently to the Malvoisins. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £321 with residence. The church is a modern building with an old tower, and an aisle adjoins it containing monuments of the Malvoisins and the Chadwicks. At Blithbury was a small Benedictine monastery founded by Hugo Malvoisin in the reign of Henry I.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Mavesyn Ridware St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Lichfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Mavesyn Ridware from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ridware, Mavesyn (St. Nicholas))
- Staffordshire and Warwickshire, Past and Present, 1884
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Mavesyn Ridware 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