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Onecote

"Onecote is a scattered village, township, and chapelry (to Leek & Lowe parish), containing 438 souls and about 5000 acres, in the manor of Bradnop, five miles E by S of Leek, adjoining the Mixon copper mine, which has not been worked during the last 30 years."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

Census

The population of Onecote township was as follows:
1831 -- 456
1841 -- 438

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Church History

"The chapel (St Luke) is a small stone edifice, which was built in 1751.
The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the vicar of Leek, and incumbency of the Rev. Jeremiah Barnes, MA, of Leek.
Here is a Primitive Methodist Chapel, built in 1822"

[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)

A view of St Luke's Church (1).
A view of St Luke's Church (2).

The church of St Luke, Onecote, was a chapelry of Leek & Lowe parish, details of which can be found on the Leek and Lowe parish page.

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Church Records

Church of England Registers
The register of St Luke, Onecote, commences in 1755. The original registers for the period 1755-1883 (Bapts), 1863-1982 (Mar) & 1755-1955 (Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.
Bishops Transcripts, 1782-1835 (Bapts & Bur) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office.

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Poorhouses, Poor Law etc

The chapelry became part of Leek Union following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.

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