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Salt, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Salt, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Stafford St Mary and St Chad parish, Staffordshire. The village stands on the river Trent, 4 miles ENE of Stafford, and has a station on the Stafford and Uttoxeter section of the G.N.R., and a post office under Stafford; money order office, Sandon; telegraph office, at the railway station. The township includes the hamlet of Enson. Acreage, 1609; population, 416. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1844, and includes the village of Hopton. Population, 709. For parish council purposes Salt is joined with Enson, and has a parish council consisting of seven members, and for the same purpose Hopton is joined with Coton-a township in the parish of St Mary-and has a parish council of seven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £176 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot. The church was built in 1842, and is in the Early English style. There was a Norman font formerly in the churchyard, but it is now used in the church. A New Connexion Methodist chapel is at Enson, and there is a mission chapel in connection with the parish church at Hopton.

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Salt 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 districtST18
Post TownStafford