Place:Alton, Staffordshire, England

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NameAlton
Alt namesAlton Towerssource: Family History Library Catalog
Alvetonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.977°N 1.89°W
Located inStaffordshire, England
See alsoCheadle Rural, Staffordshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1974
Staffordshire Moorlands (district), Staffordshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Alton is a village and civil parish on the eastern side of the Churnet valley in the county of Staffordshire, England. Between 1894 amd 1974 it was part of Cheadle Rural District, and since 1974 it has been located in the Staffordshire Moorlands non-metropolitan district. Alton Mansion (also named Alton Abbey or Alton Towers), which was owned by the Earls of Shrewsbury and designed by Augustus Pugin, is the centre of a very popular theme park for children. The 1914 map by Whiston shows copper works in the village. (Source:Wikipedia)

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