Draycott in the Moors

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

DRAYCOTT-in-the-MOORS, a parish in the southern division of the hundred of TOTMONSLOW, county of STAFFORD, 2 miles (S.W.) from Cheadle, containing 579 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Stafford, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, rated in the king's books at £9. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Dowager Lady Stourton. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains some fine old monuments of the Draycot family: in the church-yard is a pyramidal stone, similar to those with which the Danes marked the depository of their deceased heroes. There is a place of worship for Roman Catholics. The parish, through which runs the river Blythe, 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. Near the village is the hamlet of Totmonslow, which gives name to the hundred; it contains but a few houses, though it is supposed to have been anciently a place of some importance.

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