In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stretton like this:
STRETTON, a chapelry in Penkridge parish, Stafford; 3 miles SW of Penkridge r. station. It has a post-office under Stafford. Rated property, £2,641. Pop., 273. Houses, 54. S. Halland S. House are chief residences. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £86.* Patron, Lord Hatherton.
Stretton is now part of South Staffordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Staffordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stretton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stretton in South Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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