Ranton Abbey  Staffordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ranton Abbey like this:

RANTON-ABBEY, or Ronton-Abbey, an extra-parochial tract in the district and county of Stafford; adjacent to Ranton parish. Acres, 700. Real property, £1,007. Pop., 13. Houses, 3. An Augustinian priory, a cell to Haughmond abbey in Salop, was founded here, in the time of Henry II., by Robert Fitz-Noel; and is now represented by only a tower and a small portion of the cloisters. A shooting-box of the Earl of Lichfield isnear the ruins.

Ranton Abbey through time

Ranton Abbey is now part of Stafford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stafford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ranton Abbey itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ranton Abbey, in Stafford and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th September 2020

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