Orton, Staffordshire

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Orton is a hamlet in the South Staffordshire District, in the English county of Staffordshire. Nearby settlements include the city of Wolverhampton and the villages of Wombourne and Trysull.

In 1817, William Pitt described the hamlet as being in Wombourne parish: it contained a few farmhouses and other residential buildings. He also referred to the hamlet as Overton.[1] In 1872 a gazetteer entry described Orton as a liberty in Wombourn parish, Stafford; on the Birmingham canal, 3½ miles S W of Wolverhampton. Pop., 169.[2]


  1. ^ Pitt, William (1817). A Topographical History of Staffordshire: Including Its Agriculture, Mines and Manufactures. Memoirs of Eminent Natives; Statistical Tables; and Every Species of Information Connected with the Local History of the County. With a Succinct Account of the Rise and Progress of the Staffordshire Potteries. Newcastle-under-Lyme: J. Smith. p. 187. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Orton". www.ParishRegister.co.uk. Retrieved 22 October 2012.

Coordinates: 52°33′18″N 2°11′41″W / 52.5551°N 2.1948°W / 52.5551; -2.1948