Welcome to the community web-pages for the Parish of Caverswall.
The village of Caverswall is certainly an ancient settlement, it is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the parish was one of the first to be created in Staffordshire. Caverswall Castle is a Grade I listed building, the current structure mainly dates from the 17th – century and incorporates elements which dates back to the 13th – century. St Peter’s Church is a Grade II listed building which was probably built by the owner of the castle in the 13th – century. People from the UK and many other parts of the world can trace their roots back to Caverswall.
The local history pages examine aspects of this rich timeline stretching back over many years and the genealogy pages provide information for those with ancestors who lived in the parish. The latest addition to the Local History Section is a facinating memoir written by Roger Bentley – Souvenirs of Boyhood recalls his wartime memories of the parish. Also recently added is the first part of an article about the community of nuns who founded a convent at Caverswall Castle. These brave and tenacious women were Benedictine Nuns who had previously fled from the French Revolution before making their home at Caverswall Castle in 1811.
Also planned is a major feature about the secret wartime activities at Woodhead Hall not far from the nearby town of Cheadle. This will include previously unpublished information and pictures. Woodhead Hall was at the hub of a network of secret monitoring stations supplying information to Bletchley Park and the strategic command structure.
The community is very grateful to the owner and the staff at the village Post Office. They have worked long hours doing everything possible to keep the village supplied with essentials during the Covid 19 outbreak. So much more than just a Post Office, thank you Pratheesh.
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