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Rudyard, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Rudyard, a township in Leek parish, Staffordshire, 2½ miles NW of Leek. It has a station on the North Staffordshire railway, and a post office under Leek; money order and telegraph office, Leek. Acreage, 1366 of land and 69 of water; population, 75. The manor belongs to the Earl of Macclesfield. Eudyard Lake, partly in this parish, is a reservoir of the Cauldon Canal, and is 2 miles long, and from 200 to 300 feet wide. Eudyard Hall, now a farmhouse, was the residence of Sir Benjamin Eudyard, a member of the Long Parliament and an accomplished scholar and wit.

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 parishLeek 
Poor Law unionLeek 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rudyard from the following:


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DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST13
Post TownLeek