Draycott in the Moors

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Coordinates: 52°57′25″N 2°01′34″W / 52.957°N 2.026°W / 52.957; -2.026

Draycott in the Moors
Draycott Arms.jpg
The Draycott Arms is on the corner of Uttoxeter Road and Cheadle Road
Draycott in the Moors is located in Staffordshire
Draycott in the Moors
Draycott in the Moors
 Draycott in the Moors shown within Staffordshire
Population 221 
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district ST8 6xx
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire

Draycott-in-the-Moors is a village between Newcastle-under-Lyme and Uttoxeter near the River Blythe. It is two and a half miles from Cheadle and is near Blythe Bridge railway station, on the North Staffordshire Railway.[1]

In 1851 the parish contained 518 inhabitants. Sir Edward Vavasour, Bart., was the lord of the manor.

Notable residents[edit]

  • The recusant Draycot family lived in the parish. Anthony Draycot, priest, died here in 1571.
  • Joseph Reeves, a shepherd of this parish, who claimed to have lived to 127 years old. He said he had never taken tobacco or physic, nor drank between meals, alleviating his thirst by rolling pebbles in his mouth."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851, accessed at Genuki, 28 February 2009

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External links[edit]

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