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Maer, Staffordshire

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Maer, Staffordshire

Maer is a rural village and civil parish in the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, to the west of the pottery manufacturing town of Stoke-on-Trent. Its main feature is the large 17th century stone built country house Maer Hall built on a slope above a small lake, or "mere", which gave the house and estate its name. The Hall became the home of Josiah Wedgwood II and was frequently visited by his nephew Charles Darwin who went on to marry Josiah's daughter Emma at St.
DistrictNewcastle-under-Lyme
Post townNewcastle, Staffs
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSJ7938
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01782
 

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

Mear ~ Mere

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

Maer, par. and vil., Staffordshire, 6½ miles SW. of Newcastle-under-Lyme, 2750 ac., pop. 393; P.O.; contains Maerway Lane, hamlet, and Maer Hall, seat.

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