Caverswall with Weston Coyney

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

CAVERSWALL, a parish in the northern division of the hundred of TOTMONSLOW, county of STAFFORD, 3 miles (W.) from Cheadle, containing, with the township of Weston-Coyney with Hulme, 1082 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Stafford, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, rated in the king's books at £7. 5. 3., and in the patronage of T.H. Parker, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains several old monuments, and one to the lady of the late Earl St. Vincent. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The parish is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s. Caverswall Castle, originally founded by Sir William de Caverswall in the time of Edward II., and rebuilt in that of Elizabeth, or James I., was garrisoned for the parliament in 1645, and at the commencement of the French revolution, in 1789, was purchased, with some adjoining fields, for the English Benedictine nuns of Ghent, who had been driven from their house and possessions in Belgium, and who have since added a neat chapel of the Doric order to the building.

HULME, a township, joint with Weston-Coyney, in the parish of CAVERSWALL, northern division of- the hundred of TOTMONSLOW, county of STAFFORD, 4 miles (W. by N.) from Cheadle, containing 527 inhabitants.

WESTON-COYNEY, a township, joint with Hulme, in the parish of CAVERSWALL, northern division of the hundred of TOTMONSLOW, county of STAFFORD, 5 miles (W.) from Cheadle, containing 527 inhabitants.

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