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St Lawrence, Darlaston.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

Steatham Research - Cemeteries

St Lawrence, Darlaston.

The original church dates from the 12th c, the present church was built in 1872.

In 1953 the gravestones were removed and placed on the north side of the perimeter wall (see plan below). I have checked them all, and there are no Steathams present.

I have also obtained a fiche of the Memorial Inscriptions from The Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy & Heraldry, and there are again no Steathams present.

A list of Rectors for the 'Steatham' period are as follows:-

1799 Richard Postlewaite.
1800 John Waltham. Died 11th July 1814.
1814 Samuel Lowe. Died 23rd November 1834.
1835 George Fisk.
1837 Robert Wood Kyle.
1840 Joseph Hugill.
1843 George F White.
1868 John Richardson.
1880 Benjamin Wright.
1890 Thomas Hamer.
1912 John W Dixon.
1925 James W Augur.

Gravestones at St Lawrence, Darlaston.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

To view the church in GoogleEarth, open GoogleEarth and click the following link:-

GoogleEarth - St Lawrence, Darlaston, Staffs.

Plan of St Lawrence, Cemetery, Darlaston.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

In the 1820's the churchyard was becoming quite full, and one of the largest landowners in Darlaston, the Duke of Sutherland, was approached and prevailed upon to donate a plot of land to be used as a burial ground.

This land was at the junction of New Road and Cock Street, later renamed High Street.

This cemetery has its own page follow this link to read

St Lawrence, Cock Street, Darlaston, Staffs.    All Rights Reserved.