Mayfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. Calton is a chapelry of Mayfield. 

Alternative names: Mathfield

Other places in the parish include: Woodhouses, Upper Mayfield, Mathfield, Lower Mayfield, Church Mayfield, Calton in Mayfield, and Calton. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1576
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MAYFIELD, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, on the E border of Staffordshire. The township lies on the river Dove, adjacent to the Ashborne railway, near Clifton r. station, at the boundary with Derbyshire, 2 miles SW of Ashborne; is sometimes called Mathfield; includes the hamlets of Church-Mayfield, Lower-Mayfield, and Upper-Mayfield; has a post office, of the name of Mayfield, under Ashborne; and communicates across the Dove by Hanging-bridge, a stone structure of five arches.

Acres, 1,820. Real property, £6,552. Pop. in 1851, 844; in 1861, 1,005. Houses, 205. The increase of pop. arose from the enlargement of a cotton factory.

The parish contains also the townships of Calton and Woodhouses in Ashborne district, and the township of Butterton in Leek district. Acres, 3,760. Real property, with Throwley, £11,315. Pop. in 1851, 1,313; in 1861, 1,426. Houses, 309. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Mayfield Hall, belongs to Mr. Tunnicliffe. Ancient coins, urns, traces of a Roman road, and other relics have been discovered; and there are two barrows.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £151. Patron, Mrs. Greaves. The church has a lofty tower, and is good. The p. curacy of Butterton and the donative of Calton are separate benefices.

There are a Wesleyan chapel, national schools, and charities £54.

The sub-district excludes all the parish except Mayfield township, but includes two other entire parishes and part of another; and is in Ashborne district. Acres, 12,766. Pop., 3,446. Houses, 723.

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

Parish Records

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England, Staffordshire, Mathfield

England, Staffordshire, Mayfield – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Mayfield, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Staffordshire, Mayfield – Church records ( 8 )
Baptisms, 1870-1907
Author: Wesleyan Methodist Church (Mayfield, Staffordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Butterton, near Leek, 1660-1864
Author: Church of England. Parish of Butterton (near Leek, Staffordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Mayfield, 1676-1868
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Mayfield (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Mayfield, parish registers : St. John the Baptist, 1754-1900
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Mayfield (Staffordshire); Staffordshire County Record Office

England, Staffordshire, Mayfield, Upper Mayfield Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, church records, 1945-1996
Author: Derbyshire Record Office

Parish registers for Butterton, near Leek, 1746-1876
Author: Church of England. Parish of Butterton (near Leek, Staffordshire)

Parish registers for Calton, 1762-1914
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Calton; Church of England. Chapelry of Calton (Staffordshire)

Parish registers for Mayfield, 1576-1967
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Mayfield (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Mayfield – Church records – Indexes ( 3 )
Computer printout of Butterton by Hulme, Staffordshire, England

Parish register printouts of Mayfield, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1736-1812
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Mayfield, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1814-1868
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Staffordshire, Mayfield – Land and property ( 2 )
Family collections: Duncombe

Family collections: Evans

England, Staffordshire, Mayfield – Schools ( 1 )
England, Staffordshire, Mayfield, school records, 1870-1915
Author: Staffordshire County Record Office

England, Staffordshire, Mayfield – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax returns for Mayfield, 1781-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Staffordshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ashbourne
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Uttoxeter
  • Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
  • Hundred: South Totmonslow
  • Province: Canterbury

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