Mucklestone  Staffordshire


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

MUCKLESTONE, or Muxton, a township in Stafford, and a parish partly also in Salop; all in the district of Market-Drayton. The township lies near the river Tern at the boundary with Salop, 4½ miles N E of Market-Drayton r. station. Real property, £1, 876. Pop., 177. Houses, 35. The parish contains also the townships of Aston, Knighton, Oakley, and Winnington in Stafford, and the chapelry of Woore in Salop; and its post town is Market-Drayton. ...

Acres of the Stafford portion, 3, 240; of the Salop portion, 5, 291. Real property of the Stafford portion, £5, 949; of the Salop portion, £6, 693. Pop. of the whole in 1851, 1, 736; in 1861, 1, 610. Houses, 340. Pop. of the Salop portion in 1851, 860; in 1861, 783. Houses, 169. The property is notmuch divided. The manor belonged anciently to the Morgans, and belongs now to Lord Crewe. Oakley Hallis a chief residence, and stands in an extensive park. Good building stone is quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £1,072.* Patron, Lord Crewe. The church was rebuilt in 1790; but retains a previous tower, from which Margaret of Anjou, in 1459, witnessed the defeat of the royalists on Bloreheath. The p. curacy of Woore is a separate benefice. There are schools with £46 a year from endowment, and charities £126.

Mucklestone through time

Mucklestone 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 Mucklestone itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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