In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gayton like this:
GAYTON, a parish in the district and county of Stafford; near the river Trent and the Grand Trunk canal, 1 mile NE of Weston r. station, and 5 NE of Stafford. It has a post office under Stafford. Acres, 1, 270. Real property, £2, 833. Pop., 249. Houses, 63. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £136.* Patron, Mrs. Mould. The church is good; and there are charities £5.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Gayton, in Stafford and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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