Wychnor in 1859


Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis - 1859

WICHNOR, a chapelry, in the parish of TATENHILL, union of BURTON-UPON-TRENT, N. division of the hundred of OFFLOW and of the county of STAFFORD, 6 miles (N.E.) from Lichfield; containing 155 inhabitants. This place was honoured by a visit from James I., who held a court at the Hall on the 21st of August,

The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £71; patron, John Levett, Esq. The chapel, dedicated to St. Leonard, is a small structure in the decorated English style, with a low tower. Parties married here are entitled by ancient usage to the same privilege as at Dunmow. Many Roman coins have been found in the neighbourhood, and in the park are vestiges of an encampment. 


[Description(s) from The Topographical Dictionary of England (1859) by Samuel Lewis - Transcribed by Mike Harbach ©2020]