Betley in 1872


John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales - 1870-2


BETLEY, a village and a parish in Newcastle-under-Lyne district, Stafford. The village stands on the verge of the county, near the Northwestem railway. 3 miles N of Madeley station, and 6 NW by W of Newcastle-under-Lyne. It has a post-office under Crewe, and fairs on 30 April, 31 July, and 31 Oct. ; and was once a market-town. It consists of one wide street; and is a pleasant healthy place. The parish comprises 1,435 acres, Real property £3,994. Pop, 850. Houses, 184.

Betley Mere a fine lake near the village, belongs to the Earl of Wilton; Betley Court, an elegant mansion, is the seat of Francis Twemlow, Esq. ; and Betley Hall, a fine old residence, is the seat of George Tollett, Esq.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £150. Patron, G. Tollett, Esq. The church consists of nave, chancel, and tower, the nave ancient, the chancel built in 1610, the tower in 1713: and contains neat mural monuments of the Egertons and the Tolletts. There are Wesleyan chancel, and charities £15. 

[Description(s) from The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) - Transcribed by Mike Harbach ©2020]