Elkstone, Lower and Upper

ELKSTONE, LOWER and UPPER, a chapelry, in the parish of Alstonfield, union of Leek, N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow and of the county of Stafford, 5½ miles (E. N. E.) from Leek; containing 253 inhabitants. These are two townships, forming the chapelry, and divided by a small brook: the houses are mostly on the eastern side of Mixon Hill, a lofty ridge, in which copper, lead, and rottenstone have been obtained. A court leet and baron is held for the manor of Upper Elkstone. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £74; patron, the Vicar of Alstonfield; impropriator, Sir John Crewe, Bart. The chapel is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and is a small edifice with a wooden belfry. A school is supported by endowment.

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

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