In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Baswich like this:
BASWICK, or Berkswick, a township in Stafford district, and a parish in Stafford and Penkridge districts, Staffordshire. The township is united to two other tracts, under the name of Baswick, Milford, and Walton; it lies on the Worcester canal, near the Northwestern and the Trent Valley railways, 2 miles SE of Stafford; and it contains the post office of Walton under Stafford. ...
Real property, £4,015. Pop., 660. Houses, 128. The parish contains also the township of Brockton and that of Acton-Trussel and Bednell. Acres, 6,608. Real property, £10,497. Pop., 1,555. Houses, 302. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of St. Thomas, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £238.* Patrons, J. N. Lane, Esq., and the Rev.Inge. The church is good; and the p. curacy of Acton-Trussel-with-Bednell is a separate benefice. Charities, £15.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Baswich, in Stafford and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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