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Colton is a small village in Staffordshire, a mile North of Rugeley. It boasts a long and vibrant history, with many people, traditions and buildings of historic merit.

This web site has been produced by the Colton History Society with the help of the Local Heritage Initiative. It has been created to share the work of the group with the villagers and with anyone else who has an interest in the area.

We have presented the information we have researched as themes that are listed in the menu to the left, or from the links below.

We hope you enjoy the visit and welcome your views and contributions.


Image: View of the entrance to the village of Colton
The Village as you enter over Moreton Brook. This is a 19th. Century photograph from the History Society Archives.
Recent web additions: Recent wiki additions:
  • The School Clock Restoration.
  • The Time Capsule Project.
  • Colton St Mary's Church Burial register 1729 to 1981 - 800 Residents Names.
Book Cover

History Society Book Launch Photographs.

The book launch was a great success, many copies were sold and the accompanying exhibition was well received.

Photos of the event can be found here.

The book can now be purchased via this web site by clicking here.

Colton - History of a Staffordshire Village
  Sickness and Health
Find out about the health of our Victorian ancestors.
  People of Note
The famous, the infamous, rich and the the not so rich, all from Colton!
  History of the Village
A history that goes back to well before the Norman Conquest.
The village church is a key aspect of the story of Colton, find out why...
  Buildings of Note
A village this old has many buildings of historic importance.
For an overview of Colton and area through the ages.
  Education & Employment
Find out how the village has learnt and earned over the centuries...
The Society has a programme of evening lectures.
The Society has recently been awarded a grant from the LHI.
  The Society
Find out about the Colton History Society and how you can make history!
Follow this link to further links of historical relevance and interest!
Have you enjoyed this web site? Do you have a question? Let us know!


  The content of this website is copyright of the Colton History Society and the Local Heritage Initiative, ©2004-2008.
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2004 - 2014

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