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Mavesyn Ridware, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishMavesyn Ridware St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionLichfield 

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 Mavesyn Ridware

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 Mavesyn Ridware 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 Mavesyn Ridware 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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWS15
Post TownRugeley