In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Colton like this:
COLTON, a village and a parish in Liclhfield district, Stafford. The village stands near the river Trent, the Grand Trunk canal, and the Trent Valley railway, 1½ mile N by E of Rugeley; and ha s a post office under Rugeley. The parish includes also the hamlet of Lea-Lane and the village of Newland. ...
Acres, 3, 665. Real property, £9, 543. Pop., 629. Houses, 142. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £461.* Patron, the Rev.W. Landor. The church was rebuilt in 1851, but has the tower of a previous edifice. A school has £45 from endowment; and other charities £23.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Colton, in Lichfield and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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