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Cresswell, Staffordshire

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Cresswell, Staffordshire

Cresswell is a village in Staffordshire, England. It is approximately one mile SE of Blythe Bridge and has a population of approximately 300. The "Izaak Walton" public house and restaurant is named after the seventeenth-century fisherman whose book The Compleat Angler is still in publication today. Walton was born in Stafford, and legend has it that he fished in the River Blithe, which is near the pub. During the English Civil War Staffordshire saw a great deal of conflict.
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSJ9739
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands

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

Cresswell, vil. with ry. sta., Draycott in the Moors par., W. Staffordshire, 7 miles SE. of Stoke.

Cresswell, Staffordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

CRESSWELL, an extra-parochial liberty, in the S. division of the hundred of Pirehill, N. division of the county of Stafford, 2 miles (N. N. W.) from Stafford, on the road to Eccleshall; containing 16 inhabitants. It comprises 800 acres, whereof two-thirds are arable, 14 acres wood, and the remainder pasture and park. The Hall is a large mansion on an eminence above the river Sow. The living is a rectory, a sinecure, in the patronage of the Rev. Edward Whitby; income, £20. The church is in ruins.

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