Caverswall  Staffordshire


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

CAVERSWALL, or Careswell, a township and a parish in Cheadle district, Stafford. The township lies on the river Blythe, 1 mile NE of Blythe-Bridge r. station. and 4 W of Cheadle; and has a post office, of the name of Caverswall, under Stafford. Real property, £7,941; of which £1,200 are in mines. ...

The parish contains also the township of Weston-Coyney-with-Hulme. Acres, 5,300. Real property, £16,937; of which £4,400 are in mines. Pop., 3,046. Houses, 609. The property is much subdivided. Caverswall Hall is a chief residence. Caverswall castle is a large edifice with lofty keep and four corner towers; was built originally, in the time of Edward II., by Sir William de Caverswall; rebuilt, in the time of James I., by Sir William Craydock; and converted, in 1810, into a Benedictine nunnery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £217.* Patron, the Hon. E. S. Jervis. The church is ancient; and contains monuments of Sir William de Caverswall and Earl St. Vincent. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £31.

Caverswall through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th January 2021

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