Field

FIELD, a township, in the parish of Leigh, union of Uttoxeter, S. division of the hundred of Totmonslow, N. division of the county of Stafford, 4½ miles (W.) from Uttoxeter; containing 86 inhabitants. This township lies on the river Blythe, and its small village on the road from Uttoxeter to Stone. It anciently belonged to Burton Abbey, of which it was long held by the family of Pipe, from whom it passed to the Bagots. Field was formerly covered with wood, and among many immense trees that grew here, was the prodigious elm, called the Witch elm, which fell down in 1680; it was 120 feet in height, 17 yards in circumference at the butt end, and 25½ feet in the middle, and produced 96 tons of solid timber, and its branches 61 loads of firewood.

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

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