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Mucklestone, Staffordshire

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Mucklestone, Staffordshire

Mucklestone is a small village in Staffordshire, England. It is about nine miles (14 km) northwest of Eccleshall, and four and a half miles northeast of Market Drayton in Shropshire. It is notable for its associations with the Battle of Blore Heath. According to legend, Queen Margaret of Anjou is said to have watched the defeat of her forces from the church tower, before fleeing on horse-back.
DistrictNewcastle-under-Lyme
Post townNear Market Drayton
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSJ7237
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01630
 

Other names by which Mucklestone, Staffordshire has been known in the past

Muccleston ~ Muxton ~ Moclestone

Mucklestone, Staffordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Mucklestone (or Muxton), township, Staffordshire, and par., partly also in Shropshire, 4 ½ miles NE. of Market Dray ton - par., 8531 ac., pop. 1613; township, 3240 ac., pop. 763; from the tower of the church Margaret of Anjou, in 1459, witnessed the defeat of the Lancastrians on Bloreheath.

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