Archives for December 2015

Do you live in an old house in Whiston?

In 1826 the Sneyd Family commissioned a survey of the Manor of Whiston that numbered every building and piece of land on a plan.  Unfortunately the plan has not survived but the accompanying schedule has.  The schedule lists the names of owners and occupiers together with the external dimensions of houses and buildings, together with […]

Mention of the “Pinfold Croft” in old newspapers.

Further research has taken place at Stafford Record Office that sheds more light on the history of the pinfold, suggesting it was in existence in 1827. We already knew that the 1814 Tithe Map showed the garden of “The Hining” (red brick detached house near the pinfold), as field No. 33, being owned by the Duke of Devonshire, whose primary interest […]