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Annual List of Accessions 2021

Previous lists of accessions for each year from 1998 onwards are available from Staffordshire Record Office on request.

Some of the records listed below may not be generally available for consultation.

Staffordshire Record Office

Official records of Staffordshire County Council

Social Services

  • Register of deaths at Cheadle Institution, 1939 -1953, including burial information (D7860)

Public Records

Coroners’ Records

  • Additional Treasure Trove files of HM Coroner for South Staffordshire, 2019-2021 (D7895)
  • Additional Inquest files of HM Coroner for South Staffordshire, 2016-2017 (D7896)

Local authorities

District Councils

  • Plan of wartime Air Raid Precautions Scheme locations, 1940s, and various plans mainly relating to open spaces, leisure facilities and Special Environmental Assistance Scheme (tree-planting), Kidsgrove Urban District Council c.1955-1985 (7886/5-6)

Parish Councils and civil parish records

  • Additional minutes of Whittington and Fisherwick Parish Council, 2004-2017, with composite Ordnance Survey sheet and copy of Whittington: The Fallen of the Great War (D7865)

Diocese of Lichfield

Diocesan Registry

  • Private faculty files, 2015-2020 (B/C/12/50)

Rural Deaneries

  • Additional records of Shifnal Deanery, later Edgmond and Shifnal Deanery: minutes 1970-2010, visitation returns 1985-2007, Shifnal Deanery magazines 1963-1966, and various orders of service for licensing and induction, c.2008-2017 (B/A/25/4/5-8)

Church Recording

  • The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) church furnishings record files for Stonnall, 2021, Seighford, 2019, Cheddleton, 2021, Stafford Castle Church, 2021 (B/A/27/5/30-33)

Anglican Parishes

  • Additional parish magazines of Abbots Bromley with Blithfield, 2020 (D7845)

  • Additional baptism and marriage registers of Barton-under-Needwood, St James, 1888-2019 (D7891)

  • Presentation book by the parishioners of Burton St Modwen to Revd Herbert Bentley Freeman and Mrs Freeman, on his leaving the parish and rural deanery, 31st May 1924 (7846)

  • Additional parish records of Cheadle, St Giles the Abbot, 1836-2021: registers 1915-2021, service registers 1927-1933, 1976-2013, accounts 1836-1896, 1930-1972, 1988-1997, records relating to the church schools 1895-1952; also records for St John Brookhouses mission chapel: baptisms 1963-1981 and service registers 1940-1985 (D7858)

  • Additional parish magazines of United Benefice of Draycott, Hanbury, Newborough, Rangemore and Tutbury, 2018-2021 (7868)

  • Additional marriage registers of Gayton, St Peter, 1986-2017 (D7854)

  • Additional marriage register of Fradswell, St James the Less, 2000-2019 (D7855)

  • Additional parish records of Freehay, St Chad, 1847-2021: parish registers 1847-2021, confirmation registers 1860-1987, service registers 1917-2008, accounts 1949-1988 (D7859)

  • Additional marriage register of Hatherton, St Saviour, 1865-2018 (D7870)

  • Additional marriage register of Milwich, All Saints, 2012-2019 (D7856)

  • Additional records of Pipe Ridware, St James, 1897-1983, including marriage and service registers, incumbent's papers, papers relating to the proposed closure of the church, accounts, records relating to church fabric and property, minutes of vestry and annual parish meetings, poor rate assessment, charity papers (D7878)

  • Salt, St James the Great, additional marriage registers 1970-2019, banns 1914-1950, service registers 1920-1932, 1966-1988, account book of Salt and Enson overseers' accounts 1837-1852 with Salt and Hopton churchwardens' accounts 1854-1877 (D7853)

  • Additional parish records of Sandon, All Saints, including marriage registers, PCC and annual minutes 2013-2018, orders of service, incumbents' papers including licences, parish profile 2020, electoral rolls 1990-1999, faculties, property reports, work on the building 1990s and 2005-2006, plans, photographs, Erdeswicke family monuments by Michael Eastham 2002, deeds (Park House and strip of land), schedule of contents of the parish room (taken over by the War Department 1940), "Compass" magazines 2018-2020, programmes for parish activities, bell ringers' minutes and other information (D7857)

  • Additional parish magazines of Stonnall St Peter, 2020-2021 (D7881)

  • Additional marriage registers of Stowe-by-Chartley, St John the Baptist, 1983-2021 (D7852)Additional marriage registers of Weston, St Andrew, 1986-2019 (D7851)



  • Collection journal of Talke Pits Methodist Chapel 1952-1964 (7886/4)

  • Additional records of Tamworth and Lichfield Methodist Circuit, and of various Methodist churches in the Circuit: Lichfield, Glascote, Tamworth (Aldergate, Victoria Road and Central), Shenstone, and Wilnecote, and other items relating to Methodist history in the area, c.1890-2019 (D7847, D7877)

United Reformed Church

  • Additional records of Wolstanton United Reformed Church, including minutes, accounts, property records, registers, records of the Sunday School and other organisations and social events, 1902-2021 (D7874)

Society of Friends (Quakers)

  • “Staffordshire Quaker” magazines, Feb 2015-Feb 2021 (D7835)

Schools and further education

  • Records relating to Drake Hall Training College for Men, belonging to G Highmore, then lecturer in History, 1940s (7839)

  • Timetable of Ellastone CE School, later Christopher Lighton CE(C) Primary School, 1938 (7843)

  • Log book of Kidsgrove CE Boys' School 1881-1927, log book of Butt Lane Primitive Methodist School 1874-1927, log book of Butt Lane Council School, Infants Department 1890-1909 (7886/1-3)


  • Records of the Baldwin Pugh Church Patronage Trust, 1923-2015, mainly correspondence re trusteeship, financial investments, and liaison with individual churches under its patronage mainly in Bilston and Wolverhampton (7887)

  • Additional records of Uttoxeter General Charities relating to the High Wood Trust, 1704-1840, including maps and survey of The High Wood and Uttoxeter Heath at the time of the enclosure in 1789 (7872/1)

Family and estate

  • Aqualate Estate record book of maintenance and repairs, 1929-1952 (7885)

  • Additional family papers of the Chetwynd family of Brocton Hall, 19th-20th cent., including wills, letters, historical information (7850)

  • Additional records of the Dyott family and the Freeford estate, 1906-1961, including personal account book, wages and estate expenditure accounts, and sale catalogues and valuations mainly relating to the farm (D7883)

  • Additional records of the Giffard family of Chillington, 13th cent.-1951, including letters, pedigrees, information about the estate, other historical research, broadcast text (D7849)

  • Additional documents of the Hartley family of Wheaton Aston Hall, 1865-1889: design for mansion, estate plan, and booklet about tennis (7842)

  • Additional records of the Philips family of The Heath House, Tean, Checkley: mainly 19th-20th century personal material including letters, portraits and photographs, rental of the estates of The Heath House Estate of John Capel Philips with detailed accounts for work by E Heaton & Sons, 1868-1898; ledger c.1822-1823, (including J & N Philips, Tean Hall Mills); historic landscape survey at The Heath House, 2002 (D7869)

  • Building accounts for Highfields near Uttoxeter, a house belonging to the Sneyd Kynnersley family, dated 1828-1829 (7872/2)

  • Additional album of vouchers from the Trentham estate, for Trentham, Newcastle and Stittenham, 1867 (7848)


  • Records of the Manor of Rolleston, 1717-1933, comprising court books, index volumes, draft minute books, and other items including a book of reference of 1826 and suit roll (D7861)


  • Records of Charles Bagot Jewitt DL, relating to his term of office as High Sheriff of Staffordshire, 2020-2021 (7840, electronic)

  • Letter to Mrs Brack of Wolviston, co. Durham, from RAF Lichfield Station Chaplain, Jan 1941 (7862)

  • Personal papers of Catherine Ann Hind, nee Brough, consisting of some original documents relating to the Brough family of Middlehulme, 1566-c.1904, personal and family papers, 20th cent., and genealogical research, c.1980s-2000s (7867)

  • Account book and diary of Thomas Gaunt, farmer, c.1794-1816 (7863)

  • Additional documents from the May Griffiths collection relating to property in Wombourne and surrounding areas, 1738-1958, including Rogers family rent books and documents relating to sales (7836)

  • Marriage settlement of John Harper and Alice Child relating to property in Brewood, 1656 (7844)

  • Records of Rev William Gibbons Mayne (father and son) and their family, 1831-1929, comprising clerical licences for the elder Rev William Gibbons Mayne in Ireland and Prestbury, 1831-1842, licences for the younger Rev William Gibbons Mayne in Checkley, Upper Tean and Kingsley, also as Rural Dean of Cheadle, 1885-1909, and papers relating to his personal estate after his death in 1928 (7875)

  • Collection of sermons of Bishop Reeve (Rev Arthur Stretton Reeve), 1930s-1970s (7888)Admission, appointment and ordination documents of Thomas Sweetapple, in the Diocese of Lichfield, 1957-1860 (7834)

Labour organisations 

  • Additional material relating to membership of the Burton upon Trent and District Philanthropic Coopers Society, 1929-1952, including rules, price book, apprenticeship indenture and contribution cards (7871)

Clubs and societies

  • Records of the Burntwood Singers (originally Burntwood Choral Society), c.1965-2019, comprising minutes, scrapbooks and programmes (7880)

  • Score book of Eccleshall Cricket Club, 1904-1906, with notes (7837)

  • Cricket scorebook from Hednesford Park Games Centre, 1964-1968 (7873)

  • Miscellaneous documents collected by the Landor Society of Rugeley relating to property in Stafford and elsewhere, and personal estate including Craven family, 19th-20th cent. (7894)

  • Additional records of Leek Cricket Club, c.1928-2017, including scorebooks, photographs and other memorabilia (D7889)

  • Additional records of the North Staffordshire Federation of Townswomen's Guilds: minutes 2004-2021 and sample of Secretary's correspondence 2000-2008 (D7882)

  • Visitors’ book of the Soldiers' Club, Cannock, at the Wesleyan School in Cannock, 1917-1939 (7864)

  • Records of the Stafford Branch of Amnesty International, 1985-2019, including minutes, correspondence, newsletters and publicity (7879)

  • Stafford Group of the Youth Hostels Association, also called Stafford YHA Group, 1969-2017, including minutes, membership records, records of activities and publicity (7893)

  • Records of Staffordshire Gardens and Parks Trust, 1992-2020, including minutes, Chairman’s files, accounts, committee files, research documents, and papers on talks, study days and other activities (D7866)


  • Extract of the updated tithe apportionment for Croxton, 1906 (7876)

  • Agreement relating to the possession and valuation of Red Greet Farm, Eccleshall, 1879 (7890) 

  • Documents of title to Hammerwich Place Farm, Hall Lane, Hammerwich, 1722-1920 (7892)

Maps and plans, graphic, printed, miscellaneous

  • Additional photographs taken during the investigation of the Great Wyrley horse maimings, and related photographs (Inspector John Campbell collection), [1882]-1911 (7838)

Stoke on Trent City Archives

Some of the records listed below may not be generally available for consultation. 

Poor law unions 

  • Additional records of Stoke and Wolstanton Poor Law Union and City General Hospital, London Road relating to mental health assessment of patients, 1919-1963 (SD 1891)

District councils and predecessor bodies

  • Incorporation charter (royal charter) for the Municipal Borough of Stoke on Trent, 1 Jan 1874 (SD 1899)

Public records

  • Additional records of Stoke and Wolstanton Poor Law Union and City General Hospital, London Road relating to mental health assessment of patients, 1919-1963 (SD 1891)


  • Junior boys’ admission register for St James School Longton, 1882-1924 (SD 1897)

Business and professional 

  • Plans of the North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) and London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), photographs of streets and areas in Stoke-on-Trent and 8 volumes of local news cuttings, 19th-20th cent (SD 1894)

  • Records of Staffordshire Sentinel Newspapers Limited including photograph albums and scrap books, 1887-2000 (SD 1901)

  • Product manuals and photographs of Manor Engineering Co Ltd, 1969-1982 (SD 1904)

  • Research notes, documents and correspondence of Geoffrey Godden, ceramics expert, concerning his publications, 1960-c2002 (SD 1905)

  • Plans of the Royal Doulton factory, Nile Street, Burslem, including plans showing the factory’s layout, c1940s-1980s (SD 1907)

  • Records of Staffordshire Potteries Street Railway Company consisting of two bonds for performance of conditions and payment of duties on railway passengers (tramway), 1862-1869 (SD 1908)

  • Choosing your tableware: Royal Doulton for gracious living catalogue, c1958 (SD 1913)

  • The Colcloughs Archive, radio soap programme based on a family from the Potteries written to promote healthy living. Produced by Mike Hopwood Limited, 1991 (SD 1917)

Trade unions 

  • Stoke-on-Trent Head Teachers' Association minute books, 1953-1972 (SD 1900)

Clubs and Societies 

  • Photographs and newsletters of the Royal Winton International Collectors' Club, [19th cent]-2001 (SD 1919)

Military bodies

  • Various items relating to the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers (consisting of publications and related material), 1915-2017 [addition to: 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers Archive Collection (The Royal Lancers Trust)] (SD 1881)
  • Out in the Noonday Sun (memoirs of Major W. M. F. Bayliss, 5th Lancers), 1983 [addition to: 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers Archive Collection (The Royal Lancers Trust)] (SD 1882)
  • 'Soldiers' Letters from the 16th Lancers, India, 1843-1847 Part 1', article by John H. Rumsby in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Spring 2021, Volume 99, Number 396. [addition to: 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers Archive Collection (The Royal Lancers Trust)] (SD 1884)
  • 'Soldiers' Letters from the 16th Lancers, India, 1843-1847 Part 2', article by John H. Rumsby in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Summer 2021, Volume 99, Number 397. [additional to The 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers Archive Collection (The Royal Lancers Trust)] (SD 1895)
  • Extracts from Appendix History of the 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers from 1858 to 1919 by W. H. Greenly, nd [early 20th cent]. [additional to The 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers Archive Collection (The Royal Lancers Trust). Assigned Lancer Museum Number: ARC:16.506.] (SD 1916)

Families and estates 

  • Cash book and related papers of John Wedgwood of Bignall End, 1809-1826 (SD 1883)

Personal and antiquarian 

  • Personal papers of Dorothy Riley of Tunstall, including items relating to Wesley Place Church, 19th-20th cent (SD 1885)
  • Personal papers of Frank Collis, Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, 1807-1927 (SD 1886)
  • Photograph albums of Councillor T. W. B. Beddow and Mrs Beddow, Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Stoke-on-Trent, 1962-1963 (SD 1887)

  • Personal papers of William B Allcock of Meir, Stoke on Trent, including minute book and history of the St Francis and Ex Home Guard Men's Club, 1929-1996 (SD 1889)
  • Apprenticeship indenture of James Deakin Crompton, son of Hamlet Crompton of Newport Potteries, 1855 (SD 1892)
  • Additions to the Richard Talbot Collection of collected local records and local history research papers, 21st cent (SD 1893)
  • Personal papers of John Thomas 'Tut' Whalley, boxer, of Hanley, 20th-21st cent (SD 1896)
  • Personal papers and miscellaneous memorabilia concerning people of the Potteries consisting of note from Arnold Bennet, 1898 and bank note of Burslem and Pottery Bank, c1820 (SD 1909)
  • Personal papers of Albert George Wallace Brown of Fenton, 1920-1932 (SD 1911)
  • Research papers of the historian William Cooke, consisting of material on Barnum & Bailey and Buffalo Bill, and articles relating to local airmen in WW2, 19th-21 cent (SD 1915)
  • Additional research notes and photographs used in the production of ileen Dawson, c1970s-1980s (SD 1918) the book entitled Bernard Moore: Master Potter 1850- 1935 by Aileen Dawson, c1970s-1980s (SD 1918)
  • The Rodney Hampson ceramics research collection, 1970s-2010s (SD 1922)

Non-conformist churches


  • Records of Bethesda United Methodist Church, including a commemorative history of the chapel and church magazines, 1899-1935 (SD 1888)


  • Records relating to Hanley Baptist Church including photographs and newspaper cutting concerning the opening of Hanley Baptist Church Centre in 1995, and items relating to the history of Baptist churches in Hanley, 1951-1995 (SD 1921)

Title deeds

  • Exemplification of a common recovery relating to messuage and lands in Chatterley, 1735 (SD 1903)

  • Copy conveyance of 21 messuages and land in Sytch Place, Burslem, 1903 (SD 1910)

  • Title deeds to properties in Burslem, Bucknall, Stoke upon Trent and Hanley, 1840-1944 (SD 1912)


  • Personal photographs of Roy and Ann Luton of Ball Green, 20th cent (SD 1890)

  • Plans of the North Staffordshire Railway (NSR) and London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), photographs of streets and areas in Stoke-on-Trent and 8 volumes of local news cuttings, 19th-20th cent (SD 1894)
  • Image files and videos of Exhibition: 'Settling; Exploring Human Migration to Stoke-on-Trent, Sam Ivin' at Keele University 17 April - 9 June 2021 (SD 1898)

  • Miscellaneous photographs including archaeological finds at Bucknall Farm, 1989; 4 photographs of Port Vale football team, 1920s-1930s; staff photograph, Moor Hall, 1956 (SD 1906)
  • Beryl Beech photograph collection, consisting of photographs of the city, 1980s-2000s (SD 1920)
  • Photograph of group at quarterly Primitive Methodist meeting at Goldenhill to celebrate the centenary of Primitive Methodism, 1910 (SD 1923)

Miscellaneous printed 

  • Victoria Hall concert programmes (mainly for Ceramic City Choir concerts), 1942-1975 (SD 1902)
  • Stoke Hippodrome theatre programme, 27 Dec 1909 (SD 1914)

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