Mayfield  Staffordshire


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

MAYFIELD, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, on the E border of Staffordshire. The township lies on the river Dove, adjacent to the Ashborne railway, near Clifton r. station, at the boundary with Derbyshire, 2 miles SW of Ashborne; is sometimes called Mathfield; includes the hamlets of Church-Mayfield, Lower-Mayfield, and Upper-Mayfield; has a post office, of the name of Mayfield, under Ashborne; and communicates across the Dove by Hanging-bridge, a stone structure of five arches. ...

Acres, 1,820. Real property, £6,552. Pop. in 1851,844; in 1861,1,005. Houses, 205. The increase of pop. arose from the enlargement of a cotton factory. The parish contains also the townships of Calton and Woodhouses in Ashborne district, and the township of Butterton in Leek district. Acres, 3,760. Real property, with Throwley, £11,315. Pop. in 1851,1,313; in 1861,1,426. Houses, 309. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Mayfield Hall, belongs to Mr. Tunnicliffe. Ancient coins, urns, traces of a Roman road, and other relics have been discovered; and there are two barrows. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £151.* Patron, Mrs. Greaves. The church has a lofty tower, and is good. The p. curacy of Butterton and the donative of Calton are separate benefices. There are a Wesleyan chape1, national schools, and charities £54.—The sub-district excludes all the parish except Mayfield township, but includes two other entire parishes and part of another; and is in Ashborne district. Acres, 12,766. Pop., 3,446. Houses, 723.

Mayfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th September 2020

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