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Ranton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Ranton, Renton, Raunton, or Ronton ("clearing in the parish"), a parish in Staffordshire, on an affluent of the river Sowe, 2 miles N by W of Haughton station on the L. & N.W.R., and 5 W by N of Stafford. It contains the hamlet of Long Compton, and its post town is Eccleshall; money order and telegraph office, Gnosall. Acreage, 1843; population, 249. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £92 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Lichfield. The church is ancient, and has been restored.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

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


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:


Villages, Hamlets, &c

Long Compton
Park Nook
Ranton Abbey or Ronton Abbey
DistrictStafford
CountyStaffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtST18
Post TownStafford