In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brown Edge like this:
BROWN-EDGE, a chapelry in Norton-in-the-Moors parish, Stafford; near the Manchester and Birmingham railway, 3 miles N of Burslem. It was constituted in 1844. Post Town, Norton-in-the-Moors, under Stoke-upon-Trent. Rated property, £1,300. Pop., 670. Houses, 131. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £155.* Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is good.
Brown Edge is now part of Staffordshire Moorlands district. Click here for graphs and data of how Staffordshire Moorlands has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Brown Edge itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brown Edge in Staffordshire Moorlands | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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