Ranton  Staffordshire


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

RANTON, or Ronton, a parish in the district and county of Stafford; on an affluent of the river Sow, 2¼ miles N by W of Haughton r. station, and 4¼ W by N of Stafford. It contains the hamlets of Hextells, Brough-Hill, Long Compton, Parknook, and Woodside; and its post town is Stafford. ...

Acres, 1, 970. Real property, with Coton, £3, 494. Pop., 280. Houses, 58. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Earl of Lichfield. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £93. Patron, the Earl of Lichfield. The church is tolerable; and there is a national school.

Ranton through time

Ranton is now part of Stafford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stafford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ranton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th June 2018

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