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Forton is a small village on the Staffordshire/Shropshire situated east of the market town of Newport, Shropshire. Situated around Forton Hall and the 14th century All Saints church and sited on the Roman road Via Devana and the modern A519 road between Newport and Newcastle-under-Lyme
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Forton, Staffordshire has been known in the past
Forton and Mere
Forton, Staffordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Forton, par., W. Staffordshire, on border of co., 1½ mile NE. of Newport, 3740 ac. (217 water), pop. 541.
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