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Seighford, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Seighford, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands 1¼ mile S of Great Bridgeford station on the L. & N.W.R. and 3 miles W by N of Stafford. It has a post office under Stafford; money order and telegraph office, Stafford. The parish comprises 4741 acres; population, 793. It includes Great and Little Bridgeford, Derrington. Colon Clanford, Doxey, and Aston. There is a parish council consisting of eight members and a chairman. Seighford Hall is an ancient mansion situated in a well-wooded park. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £117 with residence. The church is chiefly Norman, and contains a large marble altar-tomb of 1593 for Sir William Bowyer and his wife.

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 parishSeighford St. Chad 
Poor Law unionStafford 

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 Seighford

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 Seighford 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 Seighford 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

Coton Clanford
Great and Little Bridgeford
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST18
Post TownStafford