"The Parish Church, St Lawrence, was an ancient edifice, but was rebuilt, except the tower, in 1833. John Bateman, Esq, is patron of the benefice, which is a vicarage held by the Rev William Henry Holt, BA, since 1831.
John Bateman erected a handsome church at Knypersley, in the southern part of the parish in 1850 and conferred the incumbency on the Rev Philip Dowe, BA.
The Wesleyan Chapel, at Biddulph Moor, has been purchased by the Pastoral Aid Society, and licensed for divine service. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have chapels in the parish. At Bradley Green is an Oddfellows Hall, built in 1841 "
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]