"Fulford is a township and chapelry (of Stone parish), in the Hilderstone Quarter of Stone parish, six miles NE of Stone. Lady Pilkington, as heiress of the late Thomas Allen, Esq, is lady of the manor of Fulford. Fulford Wake is on the Sunday after All Saints Day.
Burston is a small hamlet on the Trent in the township of Fulford, three and a half miles SSE of Stone, with several good houses, and had anciently a chapel dedicated to the memory of Rufin, the second son of Wulfere, King of Mercia, but not a vestige of it now remains.
Stoke-by-Stone is a long straggling village in the township, on the Lichfield road, one mile SE of Stone, near the Trent & Mersey Canal."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]