Trentham  Staffordshire


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

TRENTHAM, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Stone district, Stafford. The village stands on the river Trent, 1½ mile W of the North Staffordshire railway, and 3 SSW of Stoke-upon-Trent; is a seat of petty-sessions; gives the title of Viscount to the Duke of Sutherland; and has a post-office under Stoke-upon-Trent, a r. ...

station, and a police station. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Real property, £5,471. Pop., 645. Houses, 127.—The parish includes five other townships, and comprises 6,900 acres. Pop. in 1851, 2,747; in 1861, 4,611. Houses, 958. T. Park is the seat of the Duke of Sutherland; was altered by Barry into a splendid pile, with rich architectural decorations in the Italian style; has finely-wooded grounds, laid out by Brown, and containing a lake and a mausoleum; and was visited in 1805 by George III.,-in 1832, by the Princess Victoria,-in 1868, by the Prince and Princess of Wales. A nunnery was founded at T., before 683, by one of the Saxon kings; and an Augustinian priory superseded it, in the time o Henry I.; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Brandons. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £100.* Patron, the Duke of Sutherland. The church was rebuilt in 1842. The p. curacy of Butterton is a separate benefice. There are an endowed school with £20 a year, and charities £61.—The sub-district includes also another parish and a liberty. Pop., 6,259. Houses, 1,273.

Trentham through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Trentham, in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 04th July 2022

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