Forton  Staffordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Forton like this:

FORTON, or Forton and Mere, a parish in the district of Newport and county of Stafford; on a branch of the Birmingham and Liverpool canal, contiguous to Salop, and adjacent to the Shrewsbury and Stafford railway, 1½ mile NNE of Newport, Salop. It includes the township of Sutton and the tything of Meertown; and its post town is Newport, Salop. ...

Acres, 3, 718. Real property, £5, 432. Pop., 729. Houses, 137. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £474.* Patron, Sir T. F. Boughey, Bart. The church is good; and there are an endowed school with £12, and other charities with £61.

Forton through time

Forton is now part of Stafford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stafford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Forton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Forton, in Stafford and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th December 2019

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