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Alton, Staffordshire

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Alton, Staffordshire

Alton is a village in the county of Staffordshire, England. The village is noted for the theme park Alton Towers, built around the site of Alton Mansion (also named Alton Abbey or Alton Towers), which was owned by the Earls of Shrewsbury and designed by Augustus Pugin. In the 1914 map by Whiston, there were copper works in the village. The village is located on the eastern side of the Churnet valley.
DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
Post townStoke-on-Trent
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK0742
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01538

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

Alveton ~ Aulton ~ Elvetone

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

Alton, par. and township with ry. sta., N. Staffordshire, 7½ m. NW. of Uttoxeter -- par., 7534 ac., pop. 2621; township, 2243 ac., pop. 1054; contains Alton Towers, the seat of the Earl of Shrewsbury.

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