Stowe or Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire
Stowe or Stowe-by-Chartley, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, 7 miles ENE of Stafford, with a station, called Chartley and Stowe, on the G.N.R. Post town, Stafford; money order office, Weston; telegraph office, Chartley railway station. The parish includes the hamlets of Grindley and Amerton, the village of Drointon, and part of the ecclesiastical parish of Hixon. Acreage, 5363; population of the civil parish, 880; of the ecclesiastical, 441. There is a parish council for Stowe and Hixon, each parish returning four members. The ecclesiastical parish includes the parish of Chartley holme, formerly extra-parochial, with Chartley Hall, the seat of Earl Ferrers, to whom the manor belongs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £180. The church is of various dates, partly Norman and Early English, and contains a fine altar-tomb to Walter Devereux, first Viscount Hereford, and a brass to Sir Thomas Newport, steward to the Earl of Essex, the favourite of Queen Elizabeth. An ancient cross in the churchyard was restored in 1879. The chancel was restored in 1866, and the church was restored and enlarged in 1879.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Stowe St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Stafford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stowe or Stowe by Chartley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Stowe (St. John the Baptist))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Stowe or Stowe by Chartley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser
Villages, Hamlets, &cAmerton