Wychnor in 1872


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

WICHNOR, a township-chapelry in Tatenhill parish, Stafford; on the river Trent, the Grand Trunk canal, Icknield-street, and the Derby and Dudley railway, at the junction of the line to Tamworth, 5 miles NE of Lichfield. It has a station at the railway junction; and its post-town is Burton-on-Trent. Acres, 1,610. Real property, £3,529. Pop., 152. Houses, 30.

Wichnor Hall was the seat of the Somervilles; and was visited, in 1621 by James I. A Roman camp was here, and Roman coins have been found. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £71. Patron, T.J. Levatt, Esq. The church is good. 

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