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Tatenhill, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Tatenhill, a village, a township, and a parish, in Staffordshire. The village lies 3 miles SW of Burton-upon-Trent, and has a post office under Burton-upon-Trent; money order and telegraph office, Rangemore. The township comprises 2625 acres; population, 592. For parish council purposes Tatenhill and Rangemore have been combined, and have a council consisting of seven members. The parish includes-also the townships of Barton-under-Needwood, Dunstall, and Wichnor, and comprises 9647 acres; population of the civil parish, 2804; of the ecclesiastical, 258. Barton-under-Needwood, Dunstall, and Wichnor, form separate ecclesiastical parishes, and a portion of the ecclesiastical parish of Rangemore is also included in this parish. The manor belonged anciently to the Ferrers family, and passed to John of Gaunt, the Somervilles, the Griffyths, and others. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £572 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is a large and handsome 12th century building, and was restored in 1872 and 1890.

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 parishTatenhill St. Michael 
Poor Law unionBurton-upon-Trent 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Tatenhill from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Tatenhill 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

DistrictEast Staffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtDE13
Post TownBurton-On-Trent