Colton  Staffordshire


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

COLTON, a village and a parish in Liclhfield district, Stafford. The village stands near the river Trent, the Grand Trunk canal, and the Trent Valley railway, 1½ mile N by E of Rugeley; and ha s a post office under Rugeley. The parish includes also the hamlet of Lea-Lane and the village of Newland. ...

Acres, 3, 665. Real property, £9, 543. Pop., 629. Houses, 142. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £461.* Patron, the Rev.W. Landor. The church was rebuilt in 1851, but has the tower of a previous edifice. A school has £45 from endowment; and other charities £23.

Colton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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