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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Tatenhill St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Burton-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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Tatenhill (St. Michael))
- Staffordshire and Warwickshire, Past and Present, 1884
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:
- 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