"The Parish Church, Holy Cross, is a small but beautiful Gothic structure, rebuilt in 1618, and a large portion of the west end is thickly shrouded with ivy. It contains the tomb of St Bertram, who is said to have confirmed the truth of his religious faith by many surprising miracles in this country. An octagonal chapel, lighted with stained glass windows, was added to the church about 20 years ago by JW Russell, Esq, who deposited in it a white marble monument, in memory of his late lady's father, the late David Pike Watts, Esq. This much admired monument is one of the finest works of that late eminent sculptor, Sir Fras Chantrey. The vicarage is in the patronage of JW Russell, Esq, and incumbency since 1801 of the Rev Bernard Port, MA."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]