Tatenhill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Dunstall, Highlands Park, Needwood, Tatenhill and Callingwood, Needwood Forest Allotments, Rangemore, and Needwood Forest.

Alternative names: Tattenhill

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin: 1563; Separate registers exist for Needwood Forest: 1813 (Bishop’s Transcripts)

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Tatenhill

Parish History

Tatenhill

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

TATENHILL, a township and a parish in Burton-upon-Trent district, Stafford. The township lies 3 miles SW of Burton r. station, and has a post-office under Burton-upon-Trent. Real property, £4,739. Pop., 519. house s, 102.

The parish includes three other townships, and comprises 9,408 acres. Pop. in 1851, 2,329; in 1861, 2,500. Houses, 542. The property is much sub-divided.

The manor belonged anciently to the Ferrerses; and passed to John of Gaunt, the Somervilles, the Griffyths, and others.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield, and is annexed to the deanery. Value, not reported. The church is old but good. The p. curacies of Barton-under-Needwood, Dunstall, and Wichnor are separate benefices. Charities, £103.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Tatenhill (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Burton-upon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Offlow and of the county of Stafford, 3 ¾ miles (W. S. W.) from Burton; containing, with the chapelries of Barton-under-Needwood and Wichnor, and the township of Dunstall, 2229 inhabitants, of whom 435 are in Tatenhill township.

The Grand Trunk canal passes through the parish.

The living is a rectory, annexed, with the prebend of Abdaston, to the deanery of Lichfield, and valued in the king’s books at £26. 1.8.: the tithes have been commuted for £1337, and the glebe comprises 123½ acres.

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.

Dunstall

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Dunstall, a township in the parish of Tatenhill, county of Stafford, on the borders of Needwood forest; 5 miles west-south-west of Burton-upon-Trent. Houses 38. A.P. £2,897. Pop., in 1801, 177; in 1831, 204. Poor rates, in 1837, £169.

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

Needwood

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Needwood, a quondam royal forest and a chapelry in the E of Stafford. The forest extended along the river Trent, at the boundary with Derbyshire, and thence westward from the neighbourhood of Burton-upon-Trent.

It measured about 20 miles in circuit; comprised 9,920 acres of rich soil and fine hilly ground, covered with natural wood; was anciently divided into five wards, called Barton, Marchington, Tutbury, Uttoxeter, and Yoxhall, and included thirteen parks.

It was used for hunting, first by the kings of Mercia, afterwards by the kings of England, down to the time of Charles I.; was under the charge of a lieutenant, deputy-lieutenants, a chief ranger, a surveyor, and other officers; underwent considerable alienation and disafforesting at and after the civil wars of Charles I.

It was extra-parochial till 1801; and was then distributed among the parishes of Hanbury, Tatenhill, Tutbury, and Yoxhall; and is now a beautiful tract, chiefly under cultivation, but containing about 1,000 acres of good oak timber, and many mansions with large parks.

A tree called the Swilcar oak, is a noble remnant of the forest; measures 21 feet round the trunk, to the height of 5 feet; contains at least 1,000 cubic feet of timber; and is celebrated in Mundy’s poem of “Needwood Forest.”

The chapelry has no definite limits, but seems to be practically conterminate with the quondam forest; lies, averagely, 4 ¾ miles S by W of Sudbury r. station, and 6 ½ W of Burton-upon-Trent; and has a post-office under Burton-upon-Trent.

The manor belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster.

The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £170. Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church was built in 1809.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Staffordshire, Tatenhill – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions of St. Michael & All Angels, Tatenhill, Staffordshire
Author: Harris, Pauline; Women’s Institute. Tatenhill Women’s Institute (Staffordshire); Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry; Church of England. Parish Church of Tatenhill (Staffordshire)

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

England, Staffordshire, Tatenhill – Church records ( 9 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Tatenhill, 1660-1868
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tatenhill (Staffordshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Wichnor, 1660-1835
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Wichnor (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Tatenhill, parish registers : St. Mary and All Angels

England, Staffordshire, Tatenhill, parish registers : St. Michael

Parish registers for Dunstall, near Burton-upon-Trent, 1854-1880
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Dunstall (near Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire)

Parish registers for Tatenhill, 1563-1878
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tatenhill (Staffordshire)

Parish registers for Wichnor, 1731-1836
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Wichnor (Staffordshire)

Tatenhill parish register
Author: Wrottesley, F. J. (Francis John), 1848-; Church of England. Parish Church of Tatenhill (Staffordshire); Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

Tatenhill parish register
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tatenhill (Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Tatenhill – Church records – Indexes ( 3 )
Computer printout of Barton-under-Needwood, Stafford
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Barton-under-Needwood (Staffordshire)

Computer printout of Tatenhill-St. Michael, Staffordshire, England

Parish register printouts of Wichnor, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1660-1663, 1674-1735
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Staffordshire, Tatenhill – Court records ( 1 )
A history of the parish of Tatenhill in the county of Stafford
Author: Hardy, Reginald, 2nd Baronet

England, Staffordshire, Tatenhill – History ( 1 )
A history of the parish of Tatenhill in the county of Stafford
Author: Hardy, Reginald, 2nd Baronet

England, Staffordshire, Tatenhill – Schools ( 2 )
England, Staffordshire, Tatenhill and Dunstall (near Burton-upon-Trent), school records, 1913-1916
Author: Staffordshire County Record Office

England, Staffordshire, Tatenhill and Wichnor, school records, 1881-1916
Author: Staffordshire County Record Office

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

FamilySearch Historical Records

Administration

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

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