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Bucknall-cum-Bagnall

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"Bucknall-cum-Bagnall, with the Eaves and Ubberley, form a district rectory following an Act of Parliament passed in 1807 entitled 'An Act for separating the Chapelries and Chapels of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Burslem, Whitmore, Bucknall-cum-Bagnall and Norton-in-the-Moors, from the Rectory and Parish Church of Stoke-upon-Trent, and for making them five district rectories'. They comprise about 4200 acres of land, extending from one to four miles E & NE of Hanley, bounded by the Trent and the Cauldon canal. In 1841 they had 1608 inhabitants, of whom 638 were in Bucknall village, one and a half miles from Handley; 374 in Bagnall; 382 in the Eaves, three miles E of Hanley; and 214 in Ubberley. Sir George Chetwynd, Ralph Sneyd, Esq, and Miss Sparrow own a great part of the soil."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

 

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Census

The population of Bucknall-cum-Bagnall parish was as follows:
1831 -- 1161
1841 -- 1608

The villages of Bucknall and Eaves are included in the Stoke-on-Trent, Part 1, surname index to the 1851 census published by the Birmingham & Midland SGH.

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Church History

"Bucknall Church, (St Mary), on the hill one and a half miles E of Hanley, is a small edifice, which was rebuilt in 1718, and the living is a rectory, with Bagnall curacy attached to it, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev Edward Powys, of Cheddleton.
Bagnall Chapel (St Chad) is a small neat brick building, which was rebuilt in 1834, and stands on a bold hill four miles NE of Hanley.
The New Connection Methodists have a chapel at Bucknall, built in 1824."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

Note: Bucknall St Mary, built in 1718 as a chapelry to Stoke-on-Trent, became the parish church of Bucknall-cum-Bagnall in 1807. Bagnall, St Chad was a chapel of ease to Bucknall until 1853, then a chapelry to Stoke-on-Trent before becoming the parish church of Bagnall parish, formed separately in 1896.

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Church Records

Church of England Registers
The register of the parish church of Bucknall, St Mary commences in 1758. The original registers for the period 1758-1936 (Bapts), 1765-1936 (Mar) & 1763-1947 (Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.
Bishops Transcripts, 1758-1855 (with some gaps) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office.
The register of Bagnall, St Chad commences in 1800. The original registers for the period 1800-1873 (Bapts), 1800-1914 (Mar) & 1834-1906 (Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.
A transcript of the registers covering Baptisms 1762-1812, Marriages 1765-1812 and Burials 1763-1812 was published by the Staffordshire Parish Register Society and has been reprinted by the Birmingham & Midland SGH.

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Description & Travel

A transcription of the section on Bucknall-cum-Bagnall from A Topographical History of Staffordshire by William Pitt (1817)

Conservation Area Appraisals for Bagnall  - interesting accounts of the areas, with excellent historical detail, numerous photographs and maps

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for Bucknall-cum-Bagnall from the Topographical Dictionary of England (1859)

The transcription of the section for Bucknall-cum-Bagnall from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

The transcription of the section for Bucknall-cum-Bagnall from the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Bucknall-cum-Bagnall has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ905474 (Lat/Lon: 53.023806, -2.143081), Bucknall-cum-Bagnall which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

The parish maintained its poor jointly with the rest of Stoke-on-Trent parish following its formation as a district rectory in 1807.

 

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Taxation

A transcription of the Hearth Tax Returns 1666 for Bucknall & Fenton Culvert Constablewick