Penkhull is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1845 from Stoke upon Trent Ancient Parish. 

Other places in the parish include: Boothen, Stoke Road, Penkhall, Hartshill, and Basford. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1843
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PENKHULL, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Stoke-upon-Trent parish, Stafford. The village stands 1¼ mile WSW of Stoke-upon-Trent r. station. The township includes the village, and shares largely in the prosperity of the Potteries. Real property, £235,609; of which £108,956 are in railways, £69,705 in canals, and £20 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 9,207; in 1861, 10,865. Houses, 2,135. The Stoke workhouse is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 391 inmates. The chapelry includes but a portion of the township, and was constituted in 1844. Post-town, Stoke-upon-Trent. Pop. in 1861, 2,110. Houses, 365. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £151. Patron, the Rev. T. W. Minton. The church is good; and there is a Primitive Methodist chapel. The new North Stafford infirmary is here; and was built in 1866-8, at a cost of £33,000.

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

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

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Migration and Naturalisation Records

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Newspaper Archives

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Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


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County: Staffordshire
Civil Registration District: Stoke upon Trent
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Stoke upon Trent
Poor Law Union: Stoke on Trent
Hundred: North Pirehill
Province: Canterbury

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