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Tixall, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Tixall, a parish, with a village, in Staffordshire, 1 mile N of Milford station on the Trent Valley section of the L. & N.W.R., 3 miles NW of Colwich, and 4 E by S of Stafford. It has a post office under Stafford; money order and telegraph office, Milford. Acreage, 2369; population, 212. The manor belongs to the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot. Tixall Hall was the ancient seat of the Aston family. The present mansion was rebuilt about 1780. Only the gateway remains of the former mansion, a noble Elizabethan edifice, in which Mary Queen of Scots was confined for a short time. The park is extensive, and the grounds were laid out by " Capability" Browne. Excellent stone is quarried. Two barrows are on Tixall Heath. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £182 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot. The church was rebuilt in 1772, and again in 1849.

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 parishTixall St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionStafford 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Tixall

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Tixall 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 Tixall 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:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST18
Post TownStafford