Blore or Blore Ray is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. Calton is a chapelry of Blore Ray.
The ecclesiastical parish is Blore Ray with Okeover and the civil parish is Blore-with-Swinscoe, both with slightly different boundaries
Alternative names: Blore
Other places in the parish include: Blore with Swinscoe and Swainscoe with Blore.
Parish church: St Bartholomew
Parish registers begin: 1558
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist
Parishes adjacent to Blore Ray
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BLORE, a township and a parish in the district of Ashborne and county of Stafford. The township bears the name of Blore-with-Swinscoe, and lies on the river Dove, 4 miles NW of Ashborne r. station. Acres, 1,250. Real property, £2,523. Pop., 248. Houses, 54. The parish includes also the township of Calton-in-Blore, and is sometimes called Blore-Ray. Post Town, Ashborne. Acres, 3,730. Real property, £3,443. Pop., 320. Houses, 71. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £130. Patron, O. Shore, Esq. The church is old but good, and contains some curious monuments of the Bassets. Charities, £17.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Swainscoe with Blore
Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845
Swainscoe, with Blore, a township, in the parish of Blore, N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow and of the county of Stafford, 4 miles (WNW) from Ashbourn; containing 273 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.
- County: Staffordshire
- Civil Registration District: Ashbourne
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Lichfield
- Rural Deanery: Alstonfield
- Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
- Hundred: North Totmonslow
- Province: Canterbury