Dunston is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1824 from a chapelry in Penkridge Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1853

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Roman Catholic.

Parishes adjacent to Dunston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DUNSTON, a township-chapelry in Penkridge parish, Stafford; on the Grand Junction railway, near the Stafford and Worcester canal, 2¼ miles N by E of Penkridge. It has a post office under Stafford. Pop., 275. Houses, 58. The property is not much divided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £67. Patron, Lord Hatherton. The church is good.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Dunston a township and chapelry in the parish of Penkridge, county of Stafford; 2½ miles north by east of Penkridge, near a branch of the Trent, intersected by the Birmingham and Liverpool railway. Living, a perpetual curacy in the dio. of Lichfield, a peculiar; gross income £67. Patron, in 1835, Lord Hatherton. “In a field close by the chapel,” observes Mr. Freeling, in his Railway Companion, “there is an extraordinary echo, which returns seven or eight syllables distinctly.” Acres 1,480. Houses 50. A.P. £1,624. Pop., in 1801, 208; in 1831. 272. Poor rates, in 1837, £96.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Parish Records

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  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Penkridge
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Penkridge
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Penkridge
  • Poor Law Union: Penkridge
  • Hundred: East Cuttlestone
  • Province: Canterbury

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