In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wychnor like this:
WICHNOR, a township-chapelry in Tatenhill parish, Stafford; on the river Trent, the Grand Trunk canal, Icknield-street, and the Derby and Dudley railway, at the junction of the line to Tamworth, 5½ miles NE of Lichfield. It has a station at the r. junction; and its Post town is Burton-on-Trent. Acres, 1,610. Real property, £3,529. Pop., 152. Houses, 30. W. Hall-was the seat of the Somervilles; and was visited, in 1621, by James I. A Roman camp was here, and Roman coins have been found. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £71. Patron, T. J. Levatt, Esq. The church is good.
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 Wychnor has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Staffordshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Wychnor and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wychnor in East Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th November 2015
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