Castle Church

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

CASTLE-CHURCH, a parish in the eastern division of the hundred of CUTTLESTONE, county of STAFFORD, 1 mile (S.W.) from Stafford, containing 1118 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Stafford, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, endowed with £200 private benefaction, £700 royal bounty, and £1500 parliamentary grant; and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence. Near that part of the town of Stafford lying in this parish is a Roman Catholic chapel, built in 1822, by the late Edward Jerningham, Esq.; it is a small but elegant structure, containing seventeen of the old stalls taken from Lichfield cathedral, and has a noble organ. There is a school adjoining, founded and endowed by the same benevolent individual, which is open to children of all religious denominations.

RICKERSCOTE, a township in the parish of CASTLE-CHURCH, eastern division of the hundred of CUTTLESTONE, county of STAFFORD, 1 mile (S.S.E.) from Stafford. The population is returned with the parish. It is situated on the banks of the river Peak, near its confluence with the Sow, amid scenery highly picturesque and beautiful, and is distinguished by its valuable spa, recently discovered, and found to be efficacious in the cure of various disorders, internal and external.

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