Milwich, Staffordshire

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Milwich
Milwich Church - geograph.org.uk - 269734.jpg
The Parish Church of All Saints
Milwich is located in Staffordshire
Milwich
Milwich
 Milwich shown within Staffordshire
Population 418 (2011)
   – density  0.3
OS grid reference SJ9732 (397500, 332500)
   – London  149 
District Stafford
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STAFFORD
Postcode district ST18
Dialling code 01889
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Stone
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire

Coordinates: 52°53′17″N 2°02′35″W / 52.88792°N 2.04314°W / 52.88792; -2.04314

Milwich is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Staffordshire.[1][2]

Location[edit]

The village is 7.8 miles (12.6 km) north east of the town of Stafford, and 12.4 miles (20.0 km) south west of Stoke on Trent. The nearest railway station is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) west in the town of Stone. The village is situate on the B 5027. The nearest main road are the A51 which passes the village 2.3 miles (3.7 km) to the south west.[3]

Population[edit]

The 2011 census recorded a population of 418[4] in 175 Households. The parish comes under the Stafford Non-Metropolitan District.

Village Facilities[edit]

The village has a post office which can be found at Prospect House, Coton Hill. Within the village there is one public house which is called the Green Man.[5] The parish church is called All Saints which is notable for possessing the oldest dated bell in Staffordshire and the seventh oldest dated English bell. The present church was rebuilt in place of an early medieval church 1792 and is a Grade II listed building.[6] Further renovations and alterations saw a gallery added in 1837 with the interior pitch pine paneled installed in 1888.

History[edit]

Domesday Book[edit]

Milwich is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the survey the village has the name Mulewiche and Melewich in the Hundred of Pirehill.[7] In the survey the settlement was described as quite small with only 8 households. The assets of the village listed include 4 villager or villein, meadow of 1 acres, a league of woodland and 4 smallholders. There was also 4 ploughlands (land for), 1 lord's plough teams, 3 men's plough teams. In 1066 the lord of the manor was held by Swein Rafwin. In 1086 the lord of the manor was held by Osbern. The Tenant-in-chief in 1086 was Robert of Stafford. Taxation figures show the village had a Taxable value 0.8 geld units with a value to lord in 1086 of £1. The total tax assessment was valued at 1 geld unit.[8]

Landowners[edit]

Staffordshire records show that by the thirteenth century the manor was controlled by two main landowners. The landowners were called Geoffrey, son of Philip de Nugent[9] and Robert de Milwich. Robert de Milwich’s home was Milwich Hall. The Hall, which is a Grade II listed building,[10] is a timber-framed house. This house was built on the site of what was thought to be the original Saxon Hall,[11] which was encircled by a moat. The basis of the house was possibly built by the Astons of Tixall, who acquired a pocket of land in Milwich in 1493. By the twentieth century, the main landowner in Milwich was the Earl of Harrowby.


References[edit]

  1. ^ [OS Explorer Map 258: Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme: (1:25 000) : ISBN 0 319 46187 4
  2. ^ Map Details retrieved 21 April 2013
  3. ^ - Staffordshire A-Z County Atlas: 2011 Edition: Scale:3.8 inches to 1 mile (5.9cm to 1km)ISBN 978 1 84348 748 7
  4. ^ "Census population and household counts for parish of Milwich" (Neighbourhood Statistics webpage). Office for National Statistics Census (2011). Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  5. ^ Green Man Website retrieved 22 April 2013
  6. ^ All Saints Church Listings retrieved 22 April 2013
  7. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde, Staffordshire Section, Milwich: ISBN 1858334403
  8. ^ "Milwich" (by Anna Powell-Smith. Domesday data created by Professor J.J.N. Palmer, University of Hull.). Open Domesday. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  9. ^ "Last Name: Nugent" (1980 - 2013 Name Origin Research). The Internet Surname Database. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  10. ^ Milwich Hall Listings retrieved 22 April 2013
  11. ^ "Milwich Hall" (Staffordshire Past Tracks). Milwich Hall, Staffordshire County Council. Retrieved 2013-04-22.