"Calton is a parochial chapelry, extending into four parishes, and containing about 2480 acres of land, and 244 inhabitants, of whom 25 are in Croxden, 60 in Blore, 88 in Mayfield, and 71 in Waterfall parish. The whole chapelry maintains its roads conjointly. That division which is in Croxden parish is generally called Dog Lane.
The village of Calton, on a declivity near the Leek road, five miles NW of Ashbourn, is mostly in Mayfield parish.
The soil belongs to a number of proprietors, many of whom reside on their own farms. There are fairs on Calton moor on August 15th and September 20th.
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]