"Cresswell (Creswell), the family mansion and estate of the Rev Edward Whitby, MA, is extra-parochial, and situated near the river Sow, on the Eccleshall road, one and a half miles NW of Stafford. The estate contains 460 acres and 16 souls, and is a sinecure rectory valued at £20.
The Hall is a large stuccoed mansion, on an eminence above the Sow, and about a quarter of a mile to the north-west are the ruins of an ancient chapel, or meeting house."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]
A transcription of the section on Creswell from A Topographical History of Staffordshire by William Pitt (1817)
The transcription of the section for Creswell from the Topographical Dictionary of England (1859)
The transcription of the section for Creswell from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
The transcription of the section for Creswell from the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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