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Standon, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Standon, a parish, with a village, in Staffordshire, on the river Sow, 4 miles NNW of Eccleshall. It has a station, called Standon Bridge, on the Stafford and Crewe section of the L. & N.W.R., and a post and money order office under Eccleshall; telegraph office, Eccleshall. Acreage, 2620; population, 404. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £474 with residence. The church, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt in 1846; it contains some ancient monuments. There is an industrial home for 90 boys under the Church of England Waif and Stray Society.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishStandon All Saints 
HundredPirehill 
Poor Law unionStone 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Standon from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictStafford
CountyStaffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtST21
Post TownStafford