Uttoxeter  Staffordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Uttoxeter like this:

UTTOXETER, a town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Staffordshire. The town stands on the U. canal, at a forking of railways, near the river Dove, 13 miles NE of Stafford; was known to the Saxons as Uttocceaster; was given, at the Norman conquest to H. de Ferrers; passed to John of Gaunt and to the Talbots; was the scene of some military operations in the civil wars of Charles I.; suffered severely from fire in 1672; had, for natives, the antiquary Sir S. ...

Degge, the famous seaman Admiral Lord Gardner, and the mathematician Allen; is a seat of petty-sessions and a polling place; publishes a weekly newspaper; carries on brewing, cork-cutting, glue and leather manufacture; comprises several good streets, with a central market place; and has a post-office‡ under Stoke-on-Trent, a r. station with telegraph, two banking offices, a town hall of 1855, built at a cost of about £4,000, an ancient six-arched bridge, a modern church, with ancient tower and spire, four dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, a grammar-school, national and infant schools, a workhouse, alms houses, considerable charities, a weekly market on Wednesday, four annual cheese fairs, and five other annual fairs. Pop. in 1861, 3,645. Houses, 796.—The parish includes also three hamlets, and is divided into five constablewicks. Acres, 8,973. Real property, £18,699. Pop., 4,847. Houses, 1,047. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300.* Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The p. curacy of Stramshall is a separate benefice.—The sub-district contains 7 parishes. Acres, 24,807. Pop., 8,008. Houses, 1,683.—The district includes also Abbots-Bromley and Sudbury sub-districts, and comprises 62,890 acres. Poor rates in 1863, £6,453. Pop. in 1851, 15,140; in 1861, 14,787. Houses, 3,102. Marriages in 1863, 97; births, 412 -of which 36 were illegitimate; deaths, 307,-of which 94 were at ages under 5 years, and 12 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 910; births, 3,992; deaths, 3,028. The places of worship, in 1851, were 19 of the Church of England, with 6,747 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 630 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 70 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 110 s.; 9 of Wesleyans, with 1,311 s.; 11 of Primitive Methodists, with 1,184 s.; 2 of Roman Catholics, with 135 s.; and 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 65 s. The schools were 26 public day-schools, with 1,410 scholars; 34 private day-schools, with 750 s.; 31 Sunday schools, with 1,668 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 5 s.

Uttoxeter through time

Uttoxeter is now part of East Staffordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Staffordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Uttoxeter itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Uttoxeter in East Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024

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