Longdon  Staffordshire


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

LONGDON, a parish in Lichfield district, Stafford; 1¼ mile S of Armitage r. station, 1¾ W of the Grand Trunk canal, and 4 NNW of Lichfield. It contains the village of Brookend, which is central, the village of Upper Longdon, and the straggling hamlet of Gentleshaw,- aggregately so long that an old rhyme says that a beggar cannot beg through them on a summer day; and it has a post office under Rugeley. ...

Acres, 4,511. Real property, £9,085. Pop. in 1851,1,148; in 1861,1,220. Houses, 289. The property is not much divided. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Anglesey. Beaudesert Park is the Marquis's seat; Lysways is the residence of Mrs. Forster; and Hanch Hall is the property ofForster, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £2..30.* Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church has a Norman arch; is in good condition; and contains an altar-tomb of J. Forster, Esq., who died. in 1860, and other interesting monuments. A tract, which contained 311 inhabitants in 1 861, is included in the chapelry of Gentleshaw, constituted in 1840. There are an Independent chapel at Longdon-Green, a Wesleyan chapel at Upper Longdon, a national school, alms houses for ten poor women, and other charities £100.

Longdon through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th June 2024

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