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Weston under Lizard, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Weston-under-Lizard, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on the borders of Salop, on Watling Street, under Lizard Hill, 5 miles NE of Shifnal. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Shifnal. The parish comprises 2438 acres; population, 316. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The manor, with Weston Park, belongs to the Earl of Bradford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £254 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Bradford. The church is Early English and Decorated, and was restored in 1701 and 1876. It contains altar-tombs of the De Westons, and monuments of the Bridgeman family. Almshouses were built in 1874 by the Countess of Bradford.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWeston-Under-Lizard St. Andrew 
HundredCuttlestone 
Poor Law unionShiffnall 

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 Weston under Lizard


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 Weston under Lizard from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Weston under Lizard 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:

CountyStaffordshire