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Waterfall, Staffordshire

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Waterfall, Staffordshire

Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK0851
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire

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

Waterfall, par. and township, Staffordshire, 7 miles SE. of Leek - par., 2221 ac., pop. 489; township, 1625 ac., pop. 415.

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

WATERFALL (St. James), a parish, in the N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow and of the county of Stafford, 7 miles (E. S. E.) from Leek, on the road to Ashbourn; containing, with the chapelry of Calton, 517 inhabitants, of whom 446 are in Waterfall township. The river Hamps, which encompasses about two-thirds of the parish, enters the ground at Waterhouses, and pursues a subterraneous course of about three miles to Ilam, where it emerges and joins the river Manifold. The parish comprises about 1200 acres, mostly a limestone soil, with a portion of clay, and diversified with hill and dale. Gritstone, and lead-ore, are found; and at the hamlet of Winkhill are two paper-mills, a flax-mill, and an iron forge and foundry. The living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £65; patron, A. Henniker, Esq.; impropriator, John Townsend, Esq. The church, with the exception of the chancel, was rebuilt about a century ago. At Winkhill is a place of worship for Wesleyans, and at Waterhouses one for Primitive Methodists. A school is aided by an endowment of £6. 12. per annum, with a house for the mistress.

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