"Tatenhill, is an ancient village, seated in a deep, romantic valley, between two high hills, which gradually descend from the eastern border of Needwood Forest, three and a half miles WSW of Burton-upon-Trent. Its parish contains about 9435 acres of land, and had 2329 inhabitants in its four townships of Tatenhill, Dunstall, Wychnor (Wichnor) & Barton-under-Needwood.
Tatenhill township contains 2235 acres and 450 souls, and comprises the greater part of Callingwood, one and a half miles NW of the village, and most of Highlands Park, Range Moor, and Sherholt Lodge, on Needwood Forest, from two to three miles W and NW of the village. The executors of the late Charles Arkwright, Esq, are lords of the manor, and owners of most of Tatenhill; and Sir Oswald Mosley is owner of most of Callingwood, a large district partly in Rollaston parish. Rangemoor Hall is the seat of Henry Barton, Esq.
Dunstall is a small village and township, containing 187 souls and 1700 acres, about one mile SSW of Tatenhall, and on the eastern verge of Needwood Forest. The late C Arkwright, Esq, who died in 1851, resided at the Hall, now occupied by his widow, and was owner of a large portion of the soil, and lord of the manor, which was anciently a member of the honour of Tutbury. A large portion of Highlands Park (crown land) is in this township. The Salt Marsh, enriched by saline springs, is celebrated for its effect upon sickly horses.
The township of Wychnor (Wichnor) formed a chapelry to Tatenhill parish and details can be found on the Wychnor
The township of Barton-under-Needwood formed a chapelry to Tatenhill parish and details can be found on the Barton-under-Needwood
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]