"Stowe Church, St John, is an ancient building, formerly distinguished by numerous monuments in honour of the noble family of Devereux, but only one of them now remains, bearing recumbent effigies of the first Viscount Hereford and his two wives. This nobleman gained great renown as an admiral in the wars against France, in the reign of Henry VIII. He was grandson of the first Lord Ferrers, of the Devereux family, and founder of the house of Chartley.
The benefice is a perpetual curacy, held with that of Gayton, in the patronage of Mrs Mould and incumbency of the Rev William Hides, BA"
Hixon Church, St Peter, is a handsome structure in the decorated style, and was finished and consecrated in 1848. The perpetual curacy is in the patronage of the Bishop of Lichfield, and incumbency of the Rev Henry Stratton, MA.
The Independents have a chapel at Hixon, built in 1842."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]
A view of St John's Church, Stowe (1).
A view of St John's Church, Stowe (2).