Swynnerton or Swinnerton, Staffordshire
Swynnerton or Swinnerton, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands 2 miles E by N of Standon Bridge station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4 NW by W of Stone. It was once a market-town, and has a post office under Stone; money order and telegraph office, Stone. The parish includes the village and township of Yarnfield, the hamlets of Shelton and Hatton, and part of the township of Beech. Acreage, 6481; population of the civil parish, 880; of the ecclesiastical, 674. The manor belonged anciently to the Swinnertons, and went in the time of Henry VIII. to the Fitzherberts. Swynnerton Park, a handsome stone mansion, is the seat of the Fitzherbert family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £925 with residence. The church is chiefly Decorated, with portions of Norman and Early English work, and has been restored. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Swinnerton St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Stone|
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 Swynnerton or Swinnerton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Swinnerton (St. Mary))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Swynnerton or Swinnerton 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, &cHatton
Shelton or Shelton under Harley