Salt Staffordshire Family History Guide

Salt is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1843 from Stafford St Mary Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Salt and Enson, Stafford St James

Other places in the parish include: Enson.

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Parish registers begin: 1843

Nonconformists include: Protestant Dissenters, Wesleyans.

Parishes adjacent to Salt

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SALT, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in St. Mary and St. Chad parish, Staffordshire. The village stands on the river Trent and the Grand Trunk canal, near Sandon r. station, and 3½ miles N N E of Stafford. The township includes also the hamlet of Enson. Real property, £2,795. Pop., 509. Houses, 108. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Post-town, Sandon, under Stone. Pop., 808. Houses, 165. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £110. Patron, the Earl of Shrewsbury. The church was built in 1842; and a national school was built in 1857.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Salt, with Enson, a township, in the parish of St. Mary and St. Chad, Stafford, union of Stafford, S division of the hundred of Pirehill, N division of the county of Stafford, 4 miles (NE by N) from Stafford; containing 580 inhabitants. The tithes have been commuted for £247, payable to the trustees of the Stafford charities. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

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