Warslow in 1868
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"WARSLOW, a township and chapelry in the parish of Alstonfield, N. division of Totmonslow hundred, county Stafford, 8 miles N.E. of Leek, and 4 S. of Longnor. Ashbourn is its post town. The village is situated near the river Manifold. The chapelry includes the hamlet of Elkstone. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £105, in the patronage of the Vicar of Alstonfield. The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, or St. John the Baptist, was rebuilt in 1820. The parochial charities produce about £1 per annum, also £24 to Sir G. Crewe's free school, built in 1836. Warslow Hall is the principal residence. Sir J. H. Crewe, Bart., is lord of the manor."
"ELKSTONE, (upper and lower divisions), a chapelry in the parish of Alstonfield, N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow, county Stafford, 5 miles N.E. of Leek, its post town, and 6 N.W. of Alstonfield. It is situated near a small river called Manifold. A copper mine is being worked in the neighbourhood. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £73, in the patronage of the Vicar of Alstonfield. The chapel-of-ease is at Upper Elkstone. The Wesleyan Methodists have a place of worship. The Duke of Devonshire is lord of the manor of Upper, and Sir John Harper Crewe, Bart., lord of the manor of Lower Elkstone."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]