Betley in 1859


Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis - 1859

BETLEY (ST. MARGARET), a parish (formerly a market-town), in the union of NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYNE, N. division of the hundred of PIREHTLL and of the 
county of STAFFORD, 7 miles (W. by N.) from Newcastle; containing 884 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Newcastle to Nantwich, and comprises by measurement 1381 acres of fertile land; red sandstone of fine quality for building is quarried, and facility for the conveyance of produce is afforded by the Grand Junction railway, which passes near the village. A fair for cattle takes place on the 31st of July.

The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £150; patron and impropriator, G. Tollet, Esq. : the glebe comprises 60 acres. The church has lately been rebuilt, and was consecrated on the 28th of June, 1834. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and a school, with a small endowment of £5.10. per annum, is conducted on the national plan. 

[Description(s) from The Topographical Dictionary of England (1859) by Samuel Lewis - Transcribed by Mike Harbach ©2020]