Place:Staffordshire, England


NameStaffordshire
Alt namesStaffordsource: Family History Library Catalog
Staffssource: Wikipedia
STSsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates52.883°N 2.033°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Area
Ashwood
Dudley Castle Hill ( 1929 - 1974 )
Borough (county)
Burton-upon-Trent ( 500 - )
Dudley ( 1966 - 1974 )
Hanley
Smethwick ( - 1966 )
Stoke-on-Trent
Tamworth
Walsall ( - 1974 )
West Bromwich ( 1000 - 1974 )
Wolverhampton ( - 1974 )
Borough (municipal)
Bilston ( - 1974 )
Burslem
Lichfield
Longton
Newcastle-under-Lyme ( 800 - )
Rowley Regis ( - 1966 )
Stafford ( 1206 - )
Tipton ( - 1974 )
Wednesbury ( - 1974 )
Civil parish
Acton Trussell and Bednall
Adbaston
Allstonefield
Alton
Ashley
Audley Rural
Audley
Bagnall
Balterley
Baswich
Betley
Blore-with-Swinscoe
Bloxwich ( - 1974 )
Blymhill ( 1934 - )
Bobbington
Bradley (near Haughton)
Bradley (near Sedgley) ( - 1974 )
Bradnop and Cawdry
Brereton ( - 1934 )
Brewood
Brindley Heath
Brocton
Brown Edge
Bushbury ( - 1934 )
Butterton
Calton
Calwich
Canwell
Castle Church
Cauldon
Caverswall
Chapel and Hill Chorlton
Chartley Holme
Cheadle
Checkley
Chell
Cheslyn Hay
Chesterton
Church Eaton
Clayton
Clifton Campville and Haunton
Colton
Consall
Coppenhall
Cotton
Creswell (near Stafford)
Curborough and Elmhurst
Denstone
Dilhorne
Draycott-in-the-Moors
Drayton Bassett
Dunston
Elford
Ellastone
Ellenhall
Endon and Stanley
Enville
Essington
Farewell and Chorley
Farley
Fawfieldhead
Featherstone
Fisherwick
Forsbrook
Forton
Freeford ( - 1934 )
Fulfen ( - 1934 )
Goldenhill
Gospel End
Grindon
Hammerwich
Hamstall Ridware
Hatherton
Heathylee
Heaton
Hilton
Himley
Hints
Hollinsclough
Hopton and Coton
Horton
Huntington
Ingestre
Ipstones
Kings Bromley Hays ( - 1922 )
Kings Bromley
Kingsley
Kinvaston
Kinver
Lapley
Leekfrith
Longdon
Longnor
Longsdon
Lowe
Lower Penn
Marston (near Stafford)
Mavesyn Ridware
Milton
Mucklestone
Newchapel
Norton-in-the-Moors
Oakamoor
Ogley Hay
Okeover
Onecote
Patshull
Pattingham
Penkridge
Pipe Ridware ( - 1934 )
Prestwood (near Ellastone)
Quarnford
Ramshorn
Rudyard ( - 1934 )
Rushton
Saredon
Seighford
Shareshill
Sheen
Shenstone
Short Heath
Silverdale
Stanton
Stoke Rural (parish)
Streethay
Stretton (near Burton-on-Trent)
Stretton (near Penkridge)
Swindon
Swinfen and Packington
Swynnerton
Tamhorn
Teddesley Hay
Thorpe Constantine
Tillington
Tittesworth
Trysull and Seisdon
Tyrley
Wall
Walsall Foreign ( 1866 - 1894 )
Warslow and Elkstones
Waterhouses ( 1934 - )
Weeford
Weston upon Trent
Weston-Jones
Weston-under-Lizard
Wetton
Whitmore
Whittington
Wigginton
Wolstanton
Wombourne
Woodhouses
Wootton
Wrottesley
Yarlet
District municipality
Cannock Chase (district) ( 1974 - )
East Staffordshire (district) ( 1974 - )
Lichfield (district) ( 1974 - )
Newcastle-under-Lyme (district) ( 1974 - )
South Staffordshire (district) ( 1974 - )
Stafford (district) ( 1974 - )
Staffordshire Moorlands (district) ( 1974 - )
Tamworth (district) ( 1974 - )
Hamlet
Cresswell
Croxall ( 1895 - )
Croxden
Freeford ( - 1934 )
Fulfen ( - 1934 )
Heathylee
Hollinsclough
Newchapel
Prestwood (near Kinver)
Teddesley Hay
Woodhouses
Hundred
Cuttlestone (hundred)
East Cuttlestone Hundred
North Offlow Hundred
North Pirehill Hundred
North Seisdon Hundred
North Totmonslow Hundred
Offlow (hundred)
Pirehill (hundred)
Seisdon (hundred)
South Offlow Hundred
South Pirehill Hundred
South Seisdon Hundred
South Totmonslow Hundred
Totmore (hundred)
West Cuttlestone Hundred
Inhabited place
Abbey Green
Abbots Bromley
Above Church
Adbaston
Admaston
Aldridge ( - 1974 )
Allstonefield
Alrewas
Alsager
Alton
Amblecote ( - 1974 )
Armitage
Aston-by-Stone
Audley
Bagnall
Bagots Bromley
Barlaston
Barton-under-Needwood
Biddulph
Bilbrook
Bloxwich ( - 1974 )
Blythe Bridge
Bradley-in-the-Moors
Brewood
Brierley Hill ( - 1974 )
Brownhills ( - 1974 )
Bucknall
Burntwood
Burslem
Burton-upon-Trent ( 500 - )
Calton
Cannock Chase
Cannock
Cat Holme
Caverswall
Cheadle
Cheddleton
Clayhanger
Codsall
Colton
Coton Clanford
Darlaston (near Wednesbury) ( - 1974 )
Eccleshall
Edingale
Ellastone
Enville
Etruria
Fazeley
Fenton
Flash
Gnosall
Gospel End
Great Wyrley
Handsacre
Hanley
Harlaston
Harriseahead
Haughton
Haunton
Hednesford
High Offley
Hopwas
Ilam
Keele
Kidsgrove
Kings Bromley
Kingsley
Kingswinford ( - 1974 )
Kinver
Knightley
Leek
Lichfield
Loggerheads
Longnor
Lower Penn
Loynton
Madeley
Maer
Market Drayton
Mavesyn Ridware
Mayfield
Meaford
Mucklestone
Newcastle-under-Lyme ( 800 - )
No Man's Heath
Norbury
Norton-in-the-Moors
Pattingham
Penkridge
Perton
Quarnford
Rolleston on Dove
Rudyard ( - 1934 )
Rugeley
Seighford
Short Heath
Shugborough
Smethwick ( - 1966 )
Spath
Stafford ( 1206 - )
Stanton
Statfold
Stoke
Stoke-on-Trent
Stone
Stourton
Stretton (near Burton-on-Trent)
Swynnerton
Talke ( 1932 - )
Tamworth
Thorpe Constantine
Tunstall (Stoke-on-Trent)
Tunstall (near Eccleshall)
Tutbury
Uttoxeter
Wall
Walsall ( - 1974 )
West Bromwich ( 1000 - 1974 )
Weston-under-Lizard
Wetton
Wheaton Aston
Whitmore
Wigginton
Willenhall ( - 1974 )
Wilnecote
Wolverhampton ( - 1974 )
Wombourne
Wordsley ( - 1974 )
Yoxall
Parish
Alrewas
Barton-under-Needwood
Bentley ( - 1974 )
Bramshall
Clent ( - 1844 )
Foston and Scropton
Great Barr ( - 1974 )
Haughton
Leigh
Maer
Pelsall ( - 1974 )
Rocester
Salt and Enson
Standon
Stowe-by-Chartley
Syerscote
Trentham
Tutbury
Waterfall ( - 1866 )
Wolverhampton St. Mary's
Wychnor
Parish (ancient)
Adbaston
Allstonefield
Alrewas Hays
Anslow
Barthomley
Baswich
Blithfield
Bradley (near Haughton)
Branstone
Burton-Extra
Castle Church
Chebsey
Church Eaton
Cold-Norton
Colwich
Creswell (near Stafford)
Dilhorne
Draycott-in-the-Clay
Drayton in Hales
Dunstall
Ellenhall
Field
Forton
Fradley
Fradswell
Gayton
Gnosall
Gratwich
Hanbury
Handsworth
Harborne
High Offley
Horninglow
Ingestre
Kingstone
Leek
Lichfield St. Chad ( 1556 - 1889 )
Lichfield St. Mary ( 1556 - 1889 )
Lichfield St. Michael ( 1556 - 1889 )
Marchington
Marchington-Woodlands
Milwich
Newborough
Norbury
Norton Canes
Orgreave
Ranton
Rolleston
Sandon
Scropton
Seighford
Sheriff Hales
Stafford St. Chad
Stafford St. Mary
Tatenhill
Tixall
Upper Arley
Walsall Borough
Whitgreave
Worston
Registration district
Aldridge & Brownhills Registration District ( 1966 - 1974 )
Bilston Registration District ( 1935 - 1966 )
Burton upon Trent Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Cannock Chase Registration District ( 1974 - 2008 )
Cannock Registration District ( 1877 - 1974 )
Cheadle Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Dudley Registration District ( 1837 - 1912 )
East Staffordshire Registration District ( 1974 - 2008 )
Kidderminster Registration District ( 1837 - 1895 )
Kingswinford Registration District ( 1934 - 1937 )
Leek Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Lichfield Registration District ( 1837 - 2008 )
Newcastle under Lyme Registration District ( 1837 - 2008 )
Penkridge Registration District ( 1837 - 1877 )
Rowley Regis Registration District ( 1935 - 1966 )
Seisdon Registration District (2) ( 1966 - 1974 )
Seisdon Registration District ( 1837 - 1839 )
Smethwick Registration District ( 1932 - 1966 )
South Staffordshire Registration District ( 1974 - 2008 )
Stafford Registration District ( 1837 - 2008 )
Staffordshire Moorlands Registration District ( 1974 - 2008 )
Staffordshire Registration District ( 2008 - )
Stoke and Wolstanton Registration District ( 1922 - 1934 )
Stoke on Trent Registration District ( 1935 - )
Stoke upon Trent Registration District ( 1837 - 1922 )
Stone Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Stourbridge Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Tamworth Registration District ( 1837 - 1939 )
Uttoxeter Registration District ( 1837 - 1939 )
Walsall Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Wednesbury Registration District ( 1932 - 1966 )
West Bromwich Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Wolstanton Registration District ( 1837 - 1922 )
Wolverhampton Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Rural district
Blore Heath Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Cannock Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Cheadle Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Dudley Rural ( 1894 - 1929 )
Gnosall Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Kingswinford Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Leek Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Lichfield Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Mayfield Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Newcastle-under-Lyme Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Seisdon Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Stafford Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Stoke-upon-Trent Rural ( 1894 - 1922 )
Stone Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Tamworth Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Tutbury Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Uttoxeter Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Walsall Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Wolstanton Rural ( 1894 - 1904 )
Settlement
Tillington
Suburb
Alumwell ( - 1974 )
Beechdale ( - 1974 )
Bentley ( - 1974 )
Birchills ( - 1974 )
Blakenhall Heath ( - 1974 )
Caldmore ( - 1974 )
Chuckery ( - 1974 )
Coalpool ( - 1974 )
Coseley ( - 1974 )
Ettingshall ( - 1974 )
Fullbrook ( - 1974 )
Goldenhill
Gornall ( - 1974 )
Goscote ( - 1974 )
Great Barr ( - 1974 )
Great Wyrley
Harden ( - 1974 )
Highgate ( - 1974 )
Leamore ( - 1974 )
Marston (near Stafford)
North Walsall ( - 1974 )
Palfrey ( - 1974 )
Pelsall ( - 1974 )
Pheasey ( - 1974 )
Pleck and Bescot ( - 1974 )
Pye Green
Reedswood ( - 1974 )
Rushall ( - 1974 )
Salt and Enson
Shelfield ( - 1974 )
Tamebridge ( - 1974 )
Tettenhall ( - 1974 )
Wednesfield
Township
Bradnop and Cawdry
Brocton
Bucknall
Clayton
Fawfieldhead
Heathylee
Heaton
Hollinsclough
Hopton and Coton
Horton
Leekfrith
Longnor
Longsdon
Lowe
Musden-Grange
Norton-in-the-Moors
Onecote
Quarnford
Rudyard ( - 1934 )
Weston-Jones
Unitary authority
Stoke-on-Trent
Unknown
Barton
Basford
Bemersley
Birchfield
Bishops-Offlow
Blackwood and Crowborough
Bloomfield
Blurton and Lightwood-Forest
Bolehall and Glascote
Broughton
Buchbury
Buddileigh
Burston
Caldon Canal
Cannock Wood
Charnes
Chatcull
Chorlton
Chorlton-Hill
Clayton-Griffith
Cobridge
Coton (near Stafford)
Coton (near Tutbury)
Crackmarsh
Creighton
Croxton
Darlaston (near Stone)
Dieulacres
Dresden
Eaves
Edensor
Edial
Fallings Heath
Fauld
Flashbrook
Fulford
Hales
Hamstead
Hanbury-Woodend
Hanchurch
Hanford
Hartshill
Heath End
High Heath
High and Little Oun
Hilderstone
Hoarcross
Hope
Horseley
Kibblestone
Knighton (Stafford)
Knutton
Leacroft
Little Aston
Maerway-Lane
Marston (near Penkridge)
Millmeece
Morridge
Mowcop
Moxley
Needwood
Newton
North Harborne
Northwood
Oaken
Oakley (near Drayton-in-Hales)
Oakley (near Tamworth)
Oakover
Oldcott
Onneley
Oscott
Oulton
Penkhull
Pensnett
Perry Barr
Pershall
Podmore
Quarry Bank
Ranscliff
Reddal-Hill
Rodbaston
Seabridge
Shelton
Shut End
Slindon
Sneyd
St. Stephen
Stadmoreslow
Stramshall
Stubby-Lane
Sugnall-Magna
Sugnall-Parva
Three-Farms
Tittensor
Tividale
Trent Vale
Walsall-Wood
Walton (near Eccleshall)
Water-Eaton
Wedgwood
Wednesfield-Heath
Wellington
Wetley-Rocks
Whiston (near Cheadle)
Wichnor
Withington
Woodford-Grange
Woodhouses (near Ashborne)
Woodhouses (near Lichfield)
Wootton (near Ashborne)
Wootton (near Eccleshall)
Wotton
Urban district
Aldridge ( - 1974 )
Aldridge-Brownhills ( 1966 - 1974 )
Amblecote ( - 1974 )
Brierley Hill ( - 1974 )
Brownhills ( - 1974 )
Cannock
Coseley ( - 1974 )
Darlaston (near Wednesbury) ( - 1974 )
Fenton
Kingswinford ( - 1974 )
Leek
Sedgley
Short Heath
Smallthorne
Talke ( 1932 - )
Tettenhall ( - 1974 )
Tunstall (Stoke-on-Trent)
Wednesfield
Willenhall ( - 1974 )
Wolstanton
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It adjoins Cheshire to the north west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the south east, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south and Shropshire to the west.

The largest city in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent, which is administered separately from the rest of the county as an independent unitary authority. Lichfield also has city status, although this is a considerably smaller cathedral city. Major towns include Stafford (the county town), Burton-upon-Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek and Tamworth.




Municipal Districts of Staffordshire
1. Tamworth District
2. Lichfield District
3. Cannock Chase District
4. South Staffordshire District
5. Stafford District
6. Newcastle-under-Lyme District
7. Staffordshire Moorlands District
8. East Staffordshire District
9. City of Stoke-on-Trent (unitary authority)




Until local government reorganisation in 1974, Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich and Smethwick were also in Staffordshire.

Apart from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire is divided into the districts or district municipalities (sometimes called boroughs) of

Changes in Governance 1888-1974

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Historically, Staffordshire was divided into the five hundreds of Cuttlestone, Offlow, Pirehill, Seisdon, and Totmonslow.

The historic boundaries of Staffordshire cover much of what is now the metropolitan county of West Midlands. An administrative county of Staffordshire was set up in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888 covering the county except the county boroughs of Wolverhampton, Walsall, and West Bromwich in the south (the area known as the Black Country), and Hanley in the north. The Act also saw the towns of Tamworth (partly in Warwickshire) and Burton-upon-Trent (partly in Derbyshire) united entirely in Staffordshire.

In 1553 Queen Mary made Lichfield a county separate from the rest of Staffordshire. It remained so until 1888.

Handsworth and Perry Barr became part of the county borough of Birmingham in the early 20th century, and thus associated with Warwickshire. Burton-upon-Trent, in the east of the county, became a county borough in 1901, and was followed by Smethwick, another town in the Black Country in 1907. In 1910 the six towns of the Staffordshire Potteries, including Hanley, became the single county borough of Stoke-on-Trent.

A significant boundary change occurred in 1926 when the east of Sedgley was transferred to Worcestershire to allow the construction of the new Priory Estate on land purchased by Dudley County Borough council.

A major reorganisation in the Black Country in 1966, under the recommendation of the Local Government Commission for England led to the creation of an area of contiguous county boroughs. The County Borough of Warley was formed by the merger of the county borough of Smethwick and municipal borough of Rowley Regis with the Worcestershire borough of Oldbury: the resulting county borough was associated with Worcestershire. Meanwhile, the county borough of Dudley, historically a detached part of Worcestershire, expanded and became associated with Staffordshire instead. This reorganisation led to the administrative county of Staffordshire having a thin protrusion passing between the county boroughs (to the east) and Shropshire, to the west, to form a short border with Worcestershire.

Under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974 the county boroughs of the Black Country and the Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District of Staffordshire became, along with Birmingham, Solihull, and Coventry and other districts, a new metropolitan county of West Midlands. County boroughs were abolished, with Stoke-on-Trent becoming a non-metropolitan district in Staffordshire, and Burton-upon-Trent forming an unparished area in the district of East Staffordshire. On 1 April 1997, under a recommendation of the Banham Commission, Stoke-on-Trent became a unitary authority independent of Staffordshire once more.

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