Place:Wetton, Staffordshire, England

TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.0953°N 1.8379°W
Located inStaffordshire, England
See alsoSouth Totmonslow Hundred, Staffordshire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Mayfield Rural, Staffordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Leek Rural, Staffordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1934-1974
Staffordshire Moorlands (district), Staffordshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it is part
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Wetton is a village in the Peak District National Park in north Staffordshire, at the top of the east side of the Manifold Valley. The population recorded in the 2001 UK census was 157. It is located about 2 miles west of Alstonfield and 8½ miles east of Leek and contains mostly stone-built properties.

Wetton village is primarily a collection of farmhouses, with the gaps filled in by cottages and a few larger houses. The village gives its name to Wetton Mill (or Wettonmill), which is a nearby hamlet on the River Manifold, and Wetton Hill (with a peak at 1221 feet above sea level), which are both in the care of the National Trust. Ecton was another hamlet where copper was mined.

When the civil parish of Wetton was transferred to Leek Rural District in 1934, its area was reduced by a section that was transferred to the parish of Ilam.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wetton, Staffordshire.

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