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"Newchapel, a straggling village, from two to three miles N of Tunstall, gives name to a chapelry district (of Wolstanton parish), comprising Thursfield township, Chell, Wedgewood, and parts of Stadmoreslow, and Brerehurst townships. "
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

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Churches

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Church History

"Newchapel Church, St James, formerly called Thursfield Chapel, is a neat brick fabric, which was rebuilt by subscription in 1766. The perpetual curacy is in the patronage of Ralph Sneyd, Esq, and others, and incumbency of the Rev Thurstan Forshaw."

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

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Church Records

Church of England Registers
The register of St James, Newchapel, commences in 1723. The original registers for the period 1723-1906 (Bapts), 1741-1754 & 1847-1910 (Mar) & 1724-1897 (Bur), and Banns for the period 1897-1964 are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.
Bishops Transcripts, 1726-1850 (with gaps 1731, 1763-65, 1783-1804, 1810-12 & 1846-54) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office. No marriages are listed in the BTs after 1755.

Nonconformist Church Registers
The original registers deposited at Stafforshire Record Office are indicated below:
Harriseahead, Newchapel, Wesleyan Methodist, Baptisms 1841-1962, Marriages 1911-1959
The Rookery, Newchapel, Methodist, Marriages 1938-1965
Whitehill, Newchapel, Wesleyan Methodist, Marriages 1925-197

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Description & Travel

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

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Gazetteers

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

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

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

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Newchapel 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 SJ862547 (Lat/Lon: 53.089331, -2.207503), Newchapel which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Newchapel chapelry became part of Wolstanton & Burslem Union following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.