The George and the village green
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Alstonefield (alternative spelling: Alstonfield) is a village and civil parish in the Peak District National Park and the Staffordshire Moorlands district of Staffordshire, England about 7 miles (11 km) north of Ashbourne, 10 miles (16 km) east of Leek and 16 miles (26 km) south of Buxton. The parish had a population of 274 according to the 2001 census, increasing to 304 at the 2011 census.
The village has two pubs; The George and The Watts Russell Arms.
The civil parish also contains the hamlets of Hopedale, Stanshope and Milldale.
The poet and writer Charles Cotton (28 April 1630 – 16 February 1687), best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne from the French, for his contributions to The Compleat Angler and for the influential The Compleat Gamester, was born in the village.
Alstonefield has a parish council, the lowest tier of local government in England. It is within Staffordshire Moorlands non-metropolitan district and the county of Staffordshire, administered by Staffordshire County Council. Alstonefield is in the Parliamentary constituency of Staffordshire Moorlands. Prior to Brexit in 2020 it was part of the European constituency of West Midlands.
Manor Land Claim 2007
In 2007 Mark Roberts, a businessman involved in the Peterstone Wentloog case registered a caution against first registration for 25,000 acres (100 km2) after purchasing the Lord of the Manor of Alstonefield for £10,000 in 1999. After this case the Law Commission in England and Wales was considering abolishing feudal land law.
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- Historic England. "Church of St Peter (1038158)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- BBC, To The Manor Bought, July 2007
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6923705.stm Law in Action, 31 July 2007 BBC Radio 4
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- Alstonefield Village
- Alstonefield in the Domesday Book
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- Ordnance Survey linked data on Alstonefield
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