Onecote Staffordshire Family History Guide

Onecote is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1783 from chapelry in Leek Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Bradnop.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1755
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1782

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist. 

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ONECOTE, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Leek parish, Stafford. The village stands on the river Hamps, 4¾ miles E by S of Leek r. station. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Real property, £4, 958. Pop., 463. Houses, 90. The chapelry contains also the township of Bradnop; and its post town is Leek. Real property, £9, 471. Pop., 917. Houses, 175. The property is all in one estate. Narrowdale here is a rocky vale so deep that sunshine doesnot reach its bottom even at midsummer. The Mixoncopper mine is here; but ceased about 1820 to be worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £100. Patron, the Vicar of Leek. The church is good, and has a tower. Charities, £11.

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: Leek
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Leek
Poor Law Union: Leek
Hundred: North Totmonslow
Province: Canterbury