Armitage  Staffordshire


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

ARMITAGE, a parish in Lichfield district, Stafford; on the Northwestern railway and the Grand Trunk canal, 5½ miles NW of Lichfield. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Rugeley; and it includes the hamlet of Handsacre and part of the village of Brereton. Acres, 1,921. ...

Rated property, £4,943. Pop., 937. Houses, 206. The property is divided among a few. Armitage Park is a fine mansion. The Grand Trunk canal, in its course within the parish, passes through a large tunnel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church stands on a rocky eminence; has a Norman doorway, and an interior hand some arch; and is a picturesque object. A church stood formerly at Handsacre, but is now a ruin. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans. Charities, £9.

Armitage through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd April 2024

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