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    Darlaston
    Derlavestone: Burton Abbey.
    Darlaston Grange.

    Denstone
    Denestone: King's land.
    Pretty.

    Derrington
    Dodintone: William from Earl Roger.

    Dilhorne
    Dulverne: Walbert from Robert of Stafford.
    Pretty.

    Dimsdale
    Dulmesdene: Richard Forester.
    Suburb of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

    Dorsley
    Doriueslau:
    Lost.

    Doxey
    Dochesig: 2 Frenchmen and a thane from Bishop of Chester.
    On the outskirts of Stafford.

    Draycott (in the Clay)
    Draicote: Henry de Ferrers.
    Draycott House.

    Drayton Bassett
    Draitone: King's land. 2 mills.
    A Lower Paleolithic handaxe dating back to 30,000BC was found here.

    Drayton (in Penkridge)
    Draitone: King's land.
    Lower Penkridge; Lower Drayton Farm.

    Drointon
    Dregetone: Nigel from Bishop of Chester.

    Dunston
    Dunestone: King's land.

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    Eccleshall
    Eches(h)elle: Bishop of Chester, formerly St. Chad's. 2 mills.
    Market town. The church has Saxon stones in the tower. The castle was the home of the Bishops of Lichfield for centuries, and his Saxon and Norman remains.

    Edingale
    Edunghal(l)e: Henry de Ferrers; Algar, from the king.

    Ellastone
    E(de)lachestone: Bishop of Chester.
    Augustinian Abbey, founded in Norman times. George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) mde this village the scene of many incidents in Adam Bede; her grandfather lived and is buried here.

    Ellenhall
    Linehalle: Fran and Fragrin from Bishop of Chester.
    Pretty; manor house.

    Endon
    Enedun: King's land.
    Well-dressing ceremony in May.

    Enson
    Hentone: King's land.

    Enville
    Efnefeld: Gilbert from William FitzAnsculf.
    2 fragments of Saxon work in the church. Enville Hall has belonged to the Grey family for 500 years; its grounds were designed by the poet William Shenstone in the 18th century.

    Ettingshall
    Etinghale: Robert from William FitzAnsculf.
    Industrial area.

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    Farley
    Fernelege: King's land.
    Hall; prison nearby.

    Fauld
    Felede: Hubert and Robert from Henry de Ferrers.
    Mine; Fauld Hall.

    Featherstone
    Ferdestone: Canons of Wolverhampton.
    Disused mine.

    Fenton
    Fentone: Alfward, the king's thane.
    Suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, a pottery centre where Whieldon ware was first made.

    Flashbrook
    Fletesbroc:
    Lost.

    Forsbrook
    Fotesbroc: King's land.

    Fradswell
    Frodeswelle: Alfhelm from Bishop of Chester.
    Pretty.

    Freeford
    Fraiforde: Ranulf from Bishop of Chester.
    Freeford Manor.

    Fulford
    Fuleford: King's land.

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    Gailey
    Gragelie: Hervey from Robert of Stafford.

    Gayton
    Gaitone: Wulfric and Gosbert from Earl Roger.
    Ford.

    Gerrard's Bromley
    Bramelie: Fran and Fragrin from Bishop of Chester.
    Lake; mill; ford.

    Gnosall
    Geneshale: Canons of Wolverhampton. Mill.

    Gratwich
    Crotewiche: Wulfgeat from Robert of Stafford. Mill.

    Great Barr
    Barra / e: Robert and Drogo from William FitzAnsculf.
    On the outskirts of Birmingham.

    Great Haywood
    Haiwoda / e: Bishop of Chester. Mill.
    Mill; farm museum. Essex Bridge, the longest pack-horse bridge in England, was built by the 17th century Earls of Essex as a short-cut to Cannock Chase.

    Great Madeley (in Checkley)
    Madelie: Wulfgeat from Robert of Stafford.
    Wharf; brickworks.

    Great Saredon
    Sardone: Hervey from Robert of Stafford.

    Grindon
    Grendone: Robert of Stafford.
    Isolated; Grindon Moor nearby.

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    Hammerwich (Over and Nether)
    Duae Humerwich: Bishop of Chester before and after 1066.
    Hall; windmill.

    Hamstall Ridware
    Rid(e)ware / Ridvare: Godric from St. Remy's Church, Rheims; Walter from Earl Roger; Herman from Robert of Stafford. Mill.
    Hamstall Hall; Elizabethan manor house. Ridware comes from an old word for 'river folk'.

    Hanchurch
    Hancese: Richard Forester.

    Handsacre
    Hadesacre: Robert from Bishop of Chester.
    Handsacre Hall was largely demolished by vandals in 1972.

    Hanford
    Heneford: Nigel from Richard Forester.
    Suburb of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

    Harlaston
    Horuluestone: King's land. Mill.

    Hatherton
    Hargedone: Samson from the king and the Canons of Wolverhampton from him.
    Parkland; lake; hall.

    Hatton
    Hetone: King's land.
    Now 2 hamlets, Upper and Lower Hatton.

    Haughton
    Hal(s)tone: Robert of Stafford and Urfer from him.

    Heighley
    Heolla: King's land.
    Remains of 13th century Heighley Castle.

    High Offley
    Offelie: Urfer from Robert of Stafford.

    High Onn
    Anne: St. Evroul's Church from Earl Roger.
    Near St. Edith's Well.

    Hilcote
    Helcote: King's land.
    Hilcote Hall.

    Hilderstone
    Helduluestone / Hilduluestune: King's land; Vitalis from Robert of Stafford.
    Straggling.

    Hill Chorlton
    Cerueledone: Leofnoth from Bishop of Chester.

    Hilton (in Shenstone)
    Iltone: Canons of Wolverhampton.

    Hilton (near Wolverhampton)
    Halton: Canons of Wolverhampton.
    Hilton Park; lake; moat.

    Himley
    Himelei: Arni and Gilbert from William FitzAnsculf.
    Near Himley Hall, once the home of the Earls of Dudley, now a teacher training college.

    Hints
    Hintes: Oswald from Bishop of Chester.
    The name is Welsh for 'road', and it lies on Watling Street. A lead pig with Roman inscription was found here.

    Hixon
    Hustedone: Picot from Bishop of Chester, and Nigel from him.
    Industrial.

    Hopton
    Hotone: Gilbert from Robert of Stafford.

    Hopwas
    Opewas: King's land. Mill.

    Horton
    Hortone:
    Lost in Fisherwick.

    Huntingdon
    Estendone: Richard Forester.
    Industrial; mining; 1876 pumping station.

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    Ingestre
    Gestreon: Hugh from Robert of Stafford. Part of a mill.
    Hall with a Wren-built church, and a Nash front, where Edward VII spent his holidays, damaged by fire in 1882.

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    King's Bromley
    Bromelei: King's land, formerly Earl Harold.
    Named after the Mercian kings.

    Kingsley
    Chingeslei / a: Robert de Bucy from Ralph FitzHubert; Nigel from the king.
    Industrial; ruined moat nearby.

    Kingswinford
    Suinesford: King's land. Mill.
    Small town.

    Kinvaston
    Chenwardestone: Canons of Wolverhampton before and after 1066. Mill.
    Kinvaston Hall Farm.

    Kinver
    Chenevare / fare: King's land. 2 mills.
    An Iron Age promontory fort stands on the summit of Kinveredge.

    Knightley
    Chenistelei: Reginald from Earl Roger.

    Knighton (in Adbaston)
    Chnitestone: Fran and Fragrin from Bishop of Chester.
    Wooded; on the Shropshire Union Canal.

    Knighton (in Mucklestone)
    Chenistetone: Dunning, the king's thane, the pre-Conquest holder.

    Knutton
    Clotone: Richard Forester.
    Industrial suburb of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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    Lapley
    Lepelie: St. Remy's Church, Rheims before and after 1066.
    On a Roman road. Lapley Hall was originally a Saxon Benedictine priory, founded 1063.

    Leigh
    Lege: Burton Abbey.
    Now Church Leigh.

    Levedale
    Levehale: Bryant and Drogo from Robert of Stafford.

    Lichfield
    Lece / Licefelle: Bishop of Chester before and after 1066. 2 mills.
    City. Birthplace of Samuel Johnson (1709-84). Its name comes from 'Lych Field', meaning 'Field of the dead'; thousands of Christians were martyred here by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century.

    Littlehay
    Colt: Ascelin from Earl Roger.
    Lost in Colton.

    Littywood
    Litiude / dae: Robert of Stafford.
    Manor house within a double moat; held by the de Staffords in the Middle Ages, it may once have been a castle.

    Little Onn
    Otne: Richard, from the king.
    Hall; on the Shropshire Union Canal.

    Little Sandon
    Parva Sandone:
    Lost.

    Little Saredon
    Seresdone: Udi from the king.
    Windmill.

    Longnor (in Lapley)
    Longenalre: Robert of Stafford.
    Market.

    Lower Penn
    Pennae: Gilbert from William FitzAnsculf, formerly Countess Godiva.

    Loxley
    Locheslei: Ascelin from Earl Roger.
    Now 2 hamlets, Loxley Green and Lower Loxley.

    Loynton
    Levintone: Gilbert from Robert of Stafford.
    Loynton Hall.

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    Madeley Holme
    Madelie: Wulfgeat from Robert of Stafford.
    Madeley Park.

    Maer
    Mere: Wulfgeat from Robert of Stafford.
    Tudor hall, once the home of the Wedgwood family.

    Marchington
    Merchametone: Henry de Ferrers.
    On the outskirts of Needwood Forest.

    Marston (by Stafford)
    Mer(se)tone: St. Evroul's Abbey from Earl Roger.

    Marston
    Mersetone: St. Remy's Church, Rheims.
    Scattered houses.

    Mavesyn Ridware
    Rid(e)ware / Ridvare: Ascelin from Earl Roger.
    Named after the Mavesyn family, called Mal-voisins (bad neighbours) in Norman times.

    Mayfield
    Medevelde: King's land.
    2 mills; weir; hanging bridge. Saxon cross in the churchyard.

    Meaford
    Mep- / Metford: Nawen from St. Remy's Church, Rheims; Helgot from Earl Roger.

    Mere Town
    Mera: King's land. Mill (4,000 eels).
    On the course of an old canal; mere; deer park.

    Mill Meece
    Mess: King's land.
    Pumping station.

    Milwich
    Melewich / Mulewiche: King's land; Osbern from Robert of Stafford.
    The church bell, dated 1409, is the county's oldest and rang for Agincourt.

    Mitton
    Mutone: Robert of Stafford.

    Moddershall
    Modredeshale: William from Earl Roger.
    Wooded; built by the Wedgwood family in 1903.

    Moreton (in Colwich)
    Mortone: Nigel from Bishop of Chester.
    Now Upper Moreton; Moreton House.

    Moreton (in Gnosall)
    Mortone: Benedict from Earl Roger. Mill.

    Moreton (in Hanbury)
    Mortune: Alchere from Henry de Ferrers.

    Morfe
    Morve: William FitzAnsculf.
    Morfe House Farm; Morfe Hall Farm.

    Moseley
    Moleslei: Roger from William FitzAnsculf, formerly Countess Godiva.
    Charles II stayed in hiding in Moseley Old Hall in 1651, after his cause was lost at Worcester.

    Mucklestone
    Moclestone: Leofing, from the king.
    2 stones nearby, Devil's Ring and Devil's Finger, were both pierced in prehistoric days. Queen Margaret of Anjou reputedly watched the rout of 10,000 Lancastrians in the Battle of the Roses at Blore from the church tower.

    Musden
    Musedene: King's land.
    Musden Grange and Musden Wood.

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    Newton (in Blithfield)
    Niwetone: Reginald de Balliol. Mill.
    Nearby is the River Blithe.

    Newton (in Draycott-in-the-Moors)
    Niwetone: King's land.

    Norbury
    Nortberie: Roger from Earl Roger.
    Records date back to Saxon times.

    Normacot
    Normanescote: Aelmer and Wulfric from Richard Forester.
    Part of Stoke-on-Trent.

    Norton Canes
    Nortone: Bishop of Chester before and after 1066.
    Coal-mining; Watling Street nearby.

    Norton-in-the-Moors
    Nortone: Robert of Stafford.
    Built-up, on the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent.

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    Oaken
    Ache: Hugh from Robert of Stafford.

    Oakley (in Croxall)
    Acle: Helio from Robert of Stafford.
    Oakley Farm.

    Oakley (in Mucklestone)
    Aclei: King's land.
    Oakley Hall.

    Ogley Hay
    Hocintune:
    Lost.

    Okeover
    Acoure: Burton Abbey. Mill.
    Okeover Hall. The Okeover family have held land here for 800 years.

    Orton
    Overtone: Walbert from William FitzAnsculf.

    Otherton
    Orretone: Clodeon from Robert of Stafford.
    Moat nearby.

    Oxley
    Oxelie:
    Lost.

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    Packington
    Pad- / Pagintone: Bishop of Chester before and after 1066.
    Packington Hall.

    Patshull
    Pecleshella: Hugh from Robert of Stafford. Mill.
    Patshull Hall, now a hospital.

    Pattingham
    Patingham: King's land.
    Church with an 800 year old font. A 1200 year old gold collar was found here.

    Paynsley
    Lufamesles: King's land.
    Paynsley Hall.

    Pelsall
    Peleshale: Canons of Wolverhampton.
    Town outside Walsall.

    Pendeford
    Pendeford: Aelmer from William FitzAnsculf.
    Now Upper Pendeford, an industrial hamlet.

    Penkhull
    Pinchetel: King's land.
    A road in Stoke-on-Trent.

    Penkridge
    Pancriz: King's land; Canons of Wolverhampton. Mill.
    Town.

    Perton
    Pertone: Westminster Abbey.
    Outside Wolverhampton.

    Pillaton
    Beddintone: Burton Abbey.
    Pillaton Hall has been the home of the Littleton family for 400 years.

    Pipe Ridware
    Rid(e)ware / Ridvare: Alric from Bishop of Chester.

    Podmore
    Podemore: Fran and Fragrin from Bishop of Chester.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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