In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Trentham like this:
TRENTHAM, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Stone district, Stafford. The village stands on the river Trent, 1½ mile W of the North Staffordshire railway, and 3 SSW of Stoke-upon-Trent; is a seat of petty-sessions; gives the title of Viscount to the Duke of Sutherland; and has a post-office under Stoke-upon-Trent, a r. station, and a police station. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Real property, £5,471. Pop., 645. Houses, 127.The parish includes five other townships, and comprises 6,900 acres. ...
Pop. in 1851, 2,747; in 1861, 4,611. Houses, 958. T. Park is the seat of the Duke of Sutherland; was altered by Barry into a splendid pile, with rich architectural decorations in the Italian style; has finely-wooded grounds, laid out by Brown, and containing a lake and a mausoleum; and was visited in 1805 by George III.,-in 1832, by the Princess Victoria,-in 1868, by the Prince and Princess of Wales. A nunnery was founded at T., before 683, by one of the Saxon kings; and an Augustinian priory superseded it, in the time o Henry I.; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Brandons. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £100.* Patron, the Duke of Sutherland. The church was rebuilt in 1842. The p. curacy of Butterton is a separate benefice. There are an endowed school with £20 a year, and charities £61.The sub-district includes also another parish and a liberty. Pop., 6,259. Houses, 1,273.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Trentham has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Stoke on Trent. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Trentham and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Trentham, in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd May 2013
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