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Waterfall, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Waterfall, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, 5 miles NE of Froghall station on the North Staffordshire railway, and 7 SE of Leek. The parish includes also part of the village of Waterhouses and the hamlet of Winkhill, the former having a post and money order office under Ashborne; telegraph office, Oakamoor. Acreage, 1635; population of the civil parish, 354; of the ecclesiastical, 429. There are colour, corn, and leather-board mills. The living is a vicarage, annexed to that of Cauldon. The church is Norman, and was partly rebuilt in 1890. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel at Waterhouses, and a Wesleyan chapel at Winkhill.

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 parishWaterfall St. James 

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 Waterfall

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Waterfall 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 Waterfall 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

DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST10
Post TownStoke-On-Trent