Blurton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1721 from chapelry in Trentham Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Blurton and Lightwood Forest

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1754

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Blurton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLURTON and LIGHTWOOD-FOREST, a township-chapelry in Trentham parish, Stafford; on the North Stafford railway, adjacent to the Grand Trunk canal, 1 mile SE of Trentham r. station, and 5 SE by E of Newcastle-under-Lyne. Post Town, Trentham, under Stoke-upon-Trent. Acres, 2,210. Real property, £6,985. Pop., 2,857. Houses, 594. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; and till 1866 was united with Redbank. Value, £400. Patron, the Duke of Sutherland. The church is good.

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

Parish Records

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  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Stone
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Trentham
  • Poor Law Union: Stone
  • Hundred: North Pirehill
  • Province: Canterbury

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