Ingestre in 1872


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

INGESTRE, a parish in the district and county of Stafford; on the river Trent, the Grand Trunk canal, and the Trent Valley railway, 3 miles SW of Weston railway station, and 4 E by N of Stafford. Post-town, Stafford. Acres, 868. Real property, £2,566. Pop., 151. Houses, 26.

The manor belonged to the De Multons; passed, in the time of Edward III., to the Chetwynds; belongs now to the Earl of Shrewsbury; and gives him the title of Viscount. Ingestre Hall is the manorial mansion, dates from the Tudor times, and has been entirely restored.

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £525. Patron, the Earl of Shrewsbury. The church was rebuilt in 1676, and contains monuments of the Chetwynds and the Talbots. 

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