Shelton  Staffordshire


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

SHELTON, a township, a sub-district, and a parochial chapelry, in Stoke upon-Trent parish and district, Stafford. The township lies on the North Staffordshire railway, and on the Trent and Mersey and the Caldon canals, ¾ of a mile N of Stoke; is included all in Stoke parliamentary borough, and mostly in Hanley municipal borough; contains Etruria and part of Cobridge; rose from a very poor condition in last century, and from a pop. ...

of 5,487 in 1811 to a pop. of 18,331 in 1861, in connexion with the pottery, the coal, and the iron trades; comprises much of the town of Hanley; contains the seats of Stone Park, Cliffe Ville, and Etruria, the North Staffordshire infirmary, and numerous manufactories of porcelain and earthenware; shares in the postaland railway facilities of both Hanley and Stoke; and has a market place, three churches, five dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, a mechanics' institute, a public library, and national and dissenting schools. The three churches are those of Shelton, Etruria, and Hope chapelries; and the first was built in 1834, at a cost of £9,311,-was repaired and enlarged in 1866, at a cost of more than £3,000, and is in the early English style, with a tower 120 feet high. Real property, £58,319; of which £15,809 are in mines, £10 in quarries, £1,640 in iron-works, and £1,557 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 14,796; in 1861, 18,331. Houses, 3,649.—The sub-district is conterminate with the township.—The chapelry comprises only a section, and was constituted in 1843. Pop. in 1861, 8,617. Houses, 1,703. The living* is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £620. Patron, the Rev. J. H. Murray.

Shelton through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shelton, in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 11th August 2022

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