Blore Ray, Staffordshire Family History Guide

Blore Ray St Bartholomew Church Complete with burning bush! This grade 1 listed church dates from the early 12th Century. It remains unchanged since this time, although it underwent some repairs in 1840. The buildings to the right of the church, belong to Bore Hall, once the home of the Bassett family. Attribution: Nikki Mahadevan / Blore Ray St Bartholomew Church / CC BY-SA 2.0

Blore Ray St Bartholomew Church Complete with burning bush! This grade 1 listed church dates from the early 12th Century. It remains unchanged since this time, although it underwent some repairs in 1840. The buildings to the right of the church, belong to Bore Hall, once the home of the Bassett family. Attribution: Nikki Mahadevan / Blore Ray St Bartholomew Church / CC BY-SA 2.0


Blore Ray is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. Calton is a chapelry of Blore Ray.

Other places in the parish include: Blore with Swinscoe and Swainscoe with Blore.

Parish church: St Bartholomew

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Blore Ray

  • Ellastone
  • Calton
  • Mayfield
  • Musden Grange
  • Ilam
  • Thorpe
  • Okeover

Historical Descriptions

Swainscoe with Blore

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Swainscoe, with Blore, a township, in the parish of Blore, N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow and of the county of Stafford, 4 miles (WNW) from Ashbourn; containing 273 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Administration

  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ashbourne
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Alstonfield
  • Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
  • Hundred: North Totmonslow
  • Province: Canterbury