Blore Ray

Blore Ray, Staffordshire Family History

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:

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.


  • 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