Ellenhall (St. Mary)

ELLENHALL (St. Mary), a parish, in the S. division of the hundred of Pirehill, union, and N. division of the county, of Stafford, 2¼ miles (S. by E.) from Eccleshall; containing 280 inhabitants, and comprising by measurement 1765 acres. The village lies east of the high road from Eccleshall to Newport. The Hall belonged to the ancient family of the Noels, from whom descended the Noels of Hilcote, in this county, and the Noels of Ridlington, in Rutlandshire; it afterwards passed, with the manor, by marriage, to the Harcourts, and about forty years ago both became the property, by purchase, of the family of the Earl of Lichfield. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £91; patron and impropriator, the Earl of Lichfield.

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

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