Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Stone

Stone.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Staffordshire, on river Trent, 7 miles S. of Stoke upon Trent - par. (partly within the parl. limits of Stoke upon Trent), 20,446 ac., pop. 13,155; town, pop. 5669; P.O., T.O.,2 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Stone dates from very ancient times, and had a religious establishment of the 7th century. It has earthenware mfrs., shoe-making, brewing, and transit traffic; and a town hall, a market hall, and a free school founded in 1558. Admiral Sir John Jervis (1734-1823), Earl St Vincent, was a native. Stone Park is the seat of Earl Granville.


(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town and parish with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Stone AP/CP       Staffordshire AncC
Place: Stone

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