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History of the parish

About Chebsey Parish


Chebsey Parish is a small rural parish situated between Eccleshall and Stone in Staffordshire.  It has a population of 566 (at the 2011 census), living in the small villages and hamlets of Chebsey, Norton Bridge, Cold Norton, Hilcote, Scamnell, Heamies and Oxleasows.  Chebsey is a quiet village, known for the Saxon cross which stands in the churchyard of the medieval All Saints’ church.   Shallowford is another pretty village and was the home of Izaak Walton, famous fisherman and author of ‘The Compleat Angler’ and his cottage dates from the 16th century.  Hilcote Hall was the seat of the Noel Family from at least 1600 until 1759 and in the 19th Century Norton Bridge became an important part of the transport network when the first station was opened on the Grand Junction Railway in 1837.   In more recent years Cold Norton has expanded with the building of the Lakesedge development.

The parish has maintained its rural nature, but facilities are few and have declined in recent years but are now increasing with a growing number of small rural businesses.  However, the parish demonstrates strong community links including a thriving community Drop-in and a Local History Society.


Chebsey Parish Local History Society

October 2022