Alrewas Staffordshire Family History Guide

Alrewas is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Fradley and Orgreave.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1547
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Alrewas

Historical Descriptions


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALREWAS, a village and a parish in Lichfield district, Stafford. The village stands on the Grand Trunk canal, near the South Stafford railway, the river Trent, the river Tame, and Ryknield-street, 5 miles NE of Lichfield. It has a station on the railway ¾ of a mile distant, a post office under Lichfield,‡ and an inn. Pop., 1,125. Houses, 264. The parish includes also the townships of Orgreave and Fradley. Acres, 4,329. Real property, £11,287. Pop., 1,633. Houses, 379. The property is divided among a few. The manor was given to Lichfield cathedral in 822. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £328. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church is good. There are chapels for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists. Charities, £26.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Fradley, a township-chapelry in Alrewas parish, Stafford; on the Grand Trunk canal, near Icknield-street, 1 mile W of Alrewas r. station, and 4½ NE by N of Lichfield. Post-town, Alrewas, under Lichfield. Real property, £3,086; of which £25 are in fisheries. Pop., 333. Houses, 77. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Alrewas, in the diocese of Lichfield. The church was built in 1861; is in the early English style; and consists of nave and chancel, with bell turret and vestry.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Fradley, a township, in the parish of Alrewas, union of Lichfield, N. division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford, 4½ miles (N. E.) from Lichfield; containing 362 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.

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  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Lichfield
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Alrewas and Weeford
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Lichfield
  • Poor Law Union: Lichfield
  • Hundred: North Offlow
  • Province: Canterbury