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Weston on Trent, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Weston-on-Trent, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on the Trent and Mersey Canal, 4½ miles NE of Stafford, with a station (Weston) on the North Staffordshire railway, and another (Ingestre and Weston) on the G.N. R. It has a post and money order office under Stafford; telegraph office, Ingestre railway station. The parish includes also the hamlet of Shirleywich. Acreage, 831; population, 453. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to Earl Ferrers. There are extensive saltworks. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £193 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored and enlarged in 1872.

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 
HundredPirehill 
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 Weston on Trent


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 on Trent from the following:


Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:


Villages, Hamlets, &c

Shirleywich