"Blore is a small village and parish, on an acclivity above Dovedale, three and a half miles NW of Ashbourne, including the hamlet of Swinscoe, one mile to the south, and a part of the parochial chapelry of Calton. Blore parish, exclusive of the portion of Calton, contains about 2000 acres and 273 souls. Swinscoe contains about 1000 acres, belonging chiefly to HC Okeover, Esq.
Offley Shore, Esq, is lord of the manor, and owner of Blore Hall Estate."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]