Chebsey (All Saints)

CHEBSEY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Stone, S. division of the hundred of Pirehill, N. division of the county of Stafford, 2 miles (E. by S.) from Eccleshall; containing, with the township of Cold-Norton, 442 inhabitants. The parish comprises about 4012 acres of land, whereof 2812a. 3r. 18p. are in Chebsey township, which includes the hamlet of Shallowfield. The village, which is small and ancient, lies in a narrow valley near the confluence of the Eccleshall water with the river Sow. The Liverpool and Birmingham railway passes through the parish. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5. 7. 6.; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield: the great tithes have been commuted for £463, and the vicarial for £70; the vicar has a glebe of 90 acres. The church is an ancient structure, standing above the village. In the churchyard was formerly a tall pyramidal stone, supposed to be the memorial of a bishop slain near this place.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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