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Swynnerton or Swinnerton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishSwinnerton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionStone 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Swynnerton or Swinnerton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Shelton or Shelton under Harley