Mayfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. Calton is a chapelry of Mayfield.
Alternative names: Mathfield
Other places in the parish include: Woodhouses, Upper Mayfield, Mathfield, Lower Mayfield, Church Mayfield, Calton in Mayfield, and Calton.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1576
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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 chapel, 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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Uttoxeter
Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
Hundred: South Totmonslow