"The Parish Church of St Margaret stands on an eminence near the village. The nave was rebuilt in 1727 and restored in 1849-50, when the chancel was rebuilt, and the whole fabric restored. The rectory is in the patronage of Sir Edward Vavasour, and incumbency of the Rev CW Stocker, DD.
Creswell has a Catholic Chapel, St Mary's, erected in 1816, on the site of an old one, by the late Dowager Lady Stourton, who died in 1841, and was lady of the manor of Draycott. The richly carved font, and the stone cross in the burial ground, were designed by Pugin. The Rev JK Dunne is the priest."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]