"The parish church, St Peter, stands at the south end of the village of Alstonfield, and is a handsome Gothic structure, with a strong tower, adorned with pinnacles, and containing a clock and three bells. The large east window is partly blocked up and over it is the date 1590, but the edifice appears to be of greater antiquity.
Sir JH Crewe is patron of the vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. John Simpson, DD, who is also rural dean of Alstonfield."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)