Blore  Staffordshire


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

BLORE, a township and a parish in the district of Ashborne and county of Stafford. The township bears the name of Blore-with-Swinscoe, and lies on the river Dove, 4 miles NW of Ashborne r. station. Acres, 1,250. Real property, £2,523. Pop., 248. Houses, 54. The parish includes also the township of Calton-in-Blore, and is sometimes called Blore-Ray. ...

Post Town, Ashborne. Acres, 3,730. Real property, £3,443. Pop., 320. Houses, 71. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £130.* Patron, O. Shore, Esq. The church is old but good, and contains some curious monuments of the Bassets. Charities, £17.

Blore through time

Blore 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 Blore itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2018

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