Draycott in the Moors

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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
Population1,029 (2011)[1]
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStoke-on-Trent
Postcode districtST8 6xx
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
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UK
England
Staffordshire
52°57′25″N 2°01′34″W / 52.957°N 2.026°W / 52.957; -2.026Coordinates: 52°57′25″N 2°01′34″W / 52.957°N 2.026°W / 52.957; -2.026

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.[2]

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 be 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."[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population". Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851, accessed at Genuki, 28 February 2009

External links[edit]

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