"Stretton is a village, township, and parochial chapelry (to Penkridge), three miles SW of Penkridge, containing 272 inhabitants, and about 1500 acres of land, nearly the whole of which belongs to Lieut. General Monckton, whose family purchased the manor, about the close of the last century, from the Conollys, of Ireland. The General resides at Stretton Hall, which is a handsome mansion, erected during last century. Stretton is near the Roman Watling Street and is supposed to be the site of a Roman Station."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]