Curborough, with Elmhurst
CURBOROUGH, with Elmhurst, a township, in the parish of St. Chad, Lichfield, union of Lichfield, N. division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford; containing 227 inhabitants. The two hamlets extend from one to two miles from Lichfield, and form a township of scattered houses, comprising about 2000 acres, of which 860 are in Elmhurst. Near Stitchbrook, in the township, is Christian Field, where tradition says 1000 British Christians were massacred.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.