Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for CALTON

CALTON, three townships, a chapelry, and a subdistrict, in the district of Ashborne and county of Stafford. The townships are Calton-in-Mayfield, Calton-in-Blore, and Calton-in Waterfall; they lie in three several parishes, designated in their respective names; and they are contiguous to one another, at a point 2½ miles W of the river Dove, 4½ ENE of Froghall r. station, and 5½ NW by W of Ashborne. Acres of the three, 2,480. Real property, £1,911. Pop. of C.-in-M., 70; of C.-in-B., 72; of C.-in-W., 65. Houses of C.-in-M., 17; of C.-in-B., 17; of C.-in-W., 13. The chapelry includes also a detached part of Croxden parish; and its Post Town is Ashborne. The living is a donative in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £86.* Patron, the Vicar of Mayfield. Fairs are held on 15 Aug. and 20 Sept.-The subdistrict contains eight parishes, parts of three other parishes, and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 17,689. Pop., 3,036. Houses, 618.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "three townships, a chapelry, and a subdistrict"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Staffordshire AncC
Place: Calton

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