"Draycott-in-the-Moors is a scattered village, on the Newcastle and Uttoxeter road, near the river Blythe, two and a half miles SSW of Cheadle and half a mile N of Creswell Station, on the North Staffordshire Railway. Its parish contains only 518 inhabitants, though it has about 3700 acres of land, all belonging to Sir Edward Vavasour, Bart, the lord of the manor.
Creswell, half a mile south of Draycott, is a hamlet in this parish.
Totmonslow, on a lofty eminence, half a mile E of Draycott, is another hamlet in this parish, and gives name to this Hundred. It had once a tumulus of some Saxon chief. The Hundred Court was formerly held here in a building now a beerhouse. Here resided Joseph Reeves, a shepherd, who lived to the age of 127 years, and accounted for his extreme longevity, under God, to his never having taken tobacco or physic, nor drank between meals, alleviating his thirst by rolling pebbles in his mouth."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]