"St Mary's Church, Patshull, is a chaste fabric in the Italian style, built by Sir John Astley, to whose memory it has a tomb, bearing recumbent effigies of himself and lady. Here is another tomb in memory of Sir Richard Astley, who is represented at the head of a squadron of horse, and on each side of the monument are figures of his two wives, in sitting postures, upon pedestals. The Earl of Dartmouth is patron of the perpetual curacy, in the incumbency of the Rev. W George Greenstreet, MA."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)