Gentleshaw  Staffordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gentleshaw like this:

GENTLESHAWE, a chapelry in Longdon and Cannock parishes, Stafford; in Cannock Chase, 4 miles E of Cannock r. station, and 5 S of Rugeley. It was constituted in 1840; and it has a post office under Rugeley. Rated property, £1, 400. Pop., 625. Houses, 138. Pop. of the Longdon portion, 311. ...

Houses, 73. The property is divided among a few. The surface is aggregately very high; and includes the eminence of Castlehill, which commands a view of parts of nine counties. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £100.* Patron, alternately the Bishop of Lichfield and the Dean and Chapter. The church was reported in 1859 to need repair.

Gentleshaw through time

Gentleshaw is now part of Lichfield district. Click here for graphs and data of how Lichfield has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Gentleshaw itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gentleshaw, in Lichfield and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2018

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