Wetton Staffordshire Family History Guide
Wetton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.
Other places in the parish include: Ecton.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1657
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
WETTON, a parish in Leek district, Stafford; on the river Manifold, 7½ miles NW by N of Ashborne r. station. Post town, Ashborne. Acres, 2,600. Real property, £3,424. Pop., 452. Houses, 98. The property is not much divided. The course of the Manifold here is partly subterranean. A limestone cliff rises over it near Ecton; and is pierced with a ramified cavern, about 130 feet long. Limestone, partly variegated and partly of marble quality, is quarried. A copper-mine began to be worked in the 17th century; yielded, for many years, an annual profit of about £30,000; and now is nearly exhausted. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £90. Patron, G. F. B. Blackett, Esq. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1820. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a slightly endowed school, and charities £5.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: Leek
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Alstonfield
Poor Law Union: Alstonfield Gilbert Union
Hundred: South Totmonslow