"Fulford is a township and chapelry (of Stone parish), in the Hilderstone Quarter of Stone parish, six miles NE of Stone. Lady Pilkington, as heiress of the late Thomas Allen, Esq, is lady of the manor of Fulford. Fulford Wake is on the Sunday after All Saints Day.
Burston is a small hamlet on the Trent in the township of Fulford, three and a half miles SSE of Stone, with several good houses, and had anciently a chapel dedicated to the memory of Rufin, the second son of Wulfere, King of Mercia, but not a vestige of it now remains.
Stoke-by-Stone is a long straggling village in the township, on the Lichfield road, one mile SE of Stone, near the Trent & Mersey Canal."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]




The population of Fulford township was as follows:
1841 -- 363





Church History

"Fulford church, St Nicholas, was a very ancient structure, but was rebuilt on a larger scale in 1824, through the exertions of the present incumbent, the Rev W Oliver.
The benefice is a perpetual curacy in the patronage of Lady Pilkington."

[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)

Fulford, St Nicholas formed a chapelry of Stone parish, details of which can be found on the Stone parish page.



Church Records

Church of England Registers
The register of Fulford, St Nicholas, commences in 1800. The original registers for the period 1813-1944 (Bapts), 1800-1983 (Mar) and 1815-1935 (Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.
Bishops Transcripts, 1809-1863 (with gaps 1856, 1858-62) are deposited at Lichfield Joint Record Office.
An indexed transcript of the Stone St Michael Bishops Transcripts (including Fulford Chapel) for the period 1638-1741 has been published by the Birmingham & Midland SGH.


Description & Travel

A transcription of the section on Fulford from A Topographical History of Staffordshire by William Pitt (1817)

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

You can see pictures of Fulford which are provided by:



The transcription of the section for Fulford from the Topographical Dictionary of England (1859)

The transcription of the section for Fulford from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

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


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Fulford 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 SJ952379 (Lat/Lon: 52.938473, -2.072867), Fulford which are provided by:


Military Records

A transcription of the Muster Roll of 1539 for Fulford 


Poor Houses, Poor Law

The chapelry became part of Stone Union following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.




A transcription of the Hearth Tax Returns 1666 for Fulford Constablewick