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Wetton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Wetton, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village lies on the river Manifold, 7½ miles NW by N of Ashborne. It has a post and money order office under Ashborne; telegraph office, Hartington. The parish includes also the hamlet of Ecton, and comprises 2630 acres; population, 308. The course of the Manifold here is partly subterranean. A limestone cliff rises over it near Ecton, and is pierced with a ramified cavern about 130 feet long. Limestone partly variegated and partly of marble quality is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £175 with residence. The church, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt in 1820, and restored in 1895. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishWetton St. Margaret 

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 Wetton

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 Wetton 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 Wetton 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 districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne