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Other names by which Wootton, Staffordshire has been known in the past
Wootton, Staffordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Wootton, township, Ellastone par., Staffordshire, 4 miles W. of Ashborne, 1871 ac., pop. 183; contains Wootton Grange, seat, where Rousseau resided in 1766.
Wootton, Staffordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)
WOOTTON, a township, in the parish of Ellastone, S. division of the hundred of Totmonslow, N. division of the county of Stafford, 4½ miles (W. by S.) from Ashbourn; containing 223 inhabitants. The township comprises about 1500 acres of land. The village is small, situated a mile and a half from the village of Ellastone, on the road from that place to Cotton, and under the limestone mountain called Weaver Hill, one of the loftiest hills in the neighbourhood, and abounding in a variety of minerals. Wootton Lodge, the property of the Rev. E. Unwin, is a handsome mansion, said to have been designed by Inigo Jones. The building extends from a level lawn to the very edge of a precipitous rock on which its foundations are laid: the park grounds are uncommonly beautiful. Wootton Hall, the seat of the Rev. Walter Davenport Bromley, who is owner of the village, is built on a spot than which, in the entire range of the vale of Dove, there is scarcely one more adapted for a noble mansion: its situation is a lofty sloping bank rising from a forest-like seclusion; and the landscape of mountain, meadow, and sylvan scenery is almost unbounded. Rousseau spent about eighteen months at Wootton.
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