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 an article about St Peters Church. It includes a link to a list of surnames that appear in the early parish registers. The next article to be published will tell the story of the small community of Benedictine Nuns who fled the French Revolution before making their home at Caverswall Castle.
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 This will include previously unpublished information and pictures.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.
Local News :
12th October 2019 – news feed off-line for updating.