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Silverdale, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Silverdale, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village, the major portion of which is in Silverdale parish and the rest in Keele parish, stands 2 miles W by N of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and has a station on the Stoke, Newcastle, and Market Drayton branch of the North Staffordshire railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newcastle. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1856. Population, 6098. There are large iron and coal works. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Wolstanton. The church was erected in 1853. There is a mission church at Scotbay, There are also Congregational, Free, New Connexion and Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan, and Roman Catholic chapels, and a cemetery.

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 Silverdale

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.


Online maps of Silverdale 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 districtST5
Post TownNewcastle