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Weeford, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Weeford, a village, a township, and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on Watling Street, 2½ miles E of Shenstone station on the L. & N.W.R., 4 SSE of Lichfield, and 4 W of Tamworth. Post town, Lichfield. The township comprises 2545 acres; population, 213. The parish includes also the townships of Swinfen and Packington. Acreage, 4626; population, 417. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Anglesey. Swinfen Hall, Packington Hall, and Manley Hall are the chief residences. Offlow Barrow, which gives name to Offlow Hundred, is here. The living is a rectory, united with Hints, in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £307 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is good.

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 parishWeeford St. Mary 
Poor Law unionLichfield 

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 Weeford

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 Weeford 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 Weeford 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

Swinfen and Packington
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWS14
Post TownLichfield