Armitage is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Handsacre and Brereton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1673
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1623

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Armitage

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ARMITAGE, a parish in Lichfield district, Stafford; on the Northwestern railway and the Grand Trunk canal, 5½ miles NW of Lichfield. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Rugeley; and it includes the hamlet of Handsacre and part of the village of Brereton. Acres, 1,921. Rated property, £4,943. Pop., 937. Houses, 206. The property is divided among a few. Armitage Park is a fine mansion. The Grand Trunk canal, in its course within the parish, passes through a large tunnel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church stands on a rocky eminence; has a Norman doorway, and an interior hand some arch; and is a picturesque object. A church stood formerly at Handsacre, but is now a ruin. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans. Charities, £9.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Armitage with Handsacre, 1 mile S.E. Rudgley. P. 987.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

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  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Lichfield
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Hansacre and Armitage
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Rugeley
  • Poor Law Union: Lichfield
  • Hundred: South Offlow
  • Province: Canterbury

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