Maer  Staffordshire


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

MAER, a village and a parish in Newcastle-under-Lyne district, Stafford. The village stands near a lake of about 25 acres, the source of the river Tern, 1¾ mile S by W of Whitmore r. station, and 6½ SW of Newcastle-under-Lyne; and has a post office under Newcastle, Staffordshire. ...

The parish contains also the hamlet of Maerway-Lane. Acres, 2,736. Real property, £3,339. Pop., 473. Houses, 89. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Maer Hall, belongs to W. Davenport, Esq. Much of the land was recently wild moor, but has been enclosed and partly planted. Sandstone, for rough building, is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, #160. * Patron, W. Davenport, Esq. The church was mainly rebuilt in 1610, and has an embattled tower. Charities, £11.

Maer through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Maer, in Newcastle under Lyme and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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