Clayton

CLAYTON, a township, in the parish and union of Stoke-upon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Pirehill and of the county of Stafford, 2 miles (S. by E.) from Newcastle; containing 155 inhabitants. The township comprises 734 acres, whereof about 50 are woodland, and the remainder arable and pasture in nearly equal portions: it is the property of J. Ayshford Wise, Esq., in right of his lady, the heiress of the Lovatt family, seated here since the reign of Henry VIII. The village is composed of five farmhouses and a few scattered cottages, and is delightfully situated on a woody eminence north of Trentham Park, over which is a fine view of Stafford Castle, Cannock Chase, &c.

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

Navigation

Preface
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z