Welcome to the website for the Communities of Ingestre and Tixall near Stafford in Staffordshire, England.   
      Please note this website was previously at  hosted by the British Library at   where an out of date version may still be available.

Hoo Mill Crossroads

Signpost at Hoo Mill crossroads

Family Historians - surname searches from large database of all Ingestre & Tixall graves, parish registers, census returns, tenancies, etc. available for small donation to Ingestre or Tixall Church.
Contact Anne Andrews Email:

We wish all our readers a very Happy New Year.


    Please consider receiving the MonthlyNewsheet electronically to save our time & money. Just email the Clerk In future the Newsheet will only be available from the Parish Council website, unless people indicate they wish to continue receiving it by email, or in special cases in hard copy. This would be discussed further at the Annual Parish Meeting.


          The Parish Clerk and Village Hall Secretary apologises to anyone who has tried to contact her by telephone recently. The Letting Agents for 2, Hanyards Lane, gave her address to the new tenants. Consequently nearly three weeks ago, the tenants took over her phone line with a new number and at the same time our broad band was disconnected.

Her old phoneline has now been restored.

Please support at least one activity in your local community of Tixall & Ingestre, e.g. Village Hall events, Ingestre Concerts and Ingestre Orangery events.


Following the Friends of Ingestre Orangery's (FOIO) successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund earlier in the  year, permission to start has now been granted and the chosen conservation building contractors, H.A. Briddon Ltd, from Derbyshire, began their work on July 16th, They have got the temporary roads down, which are needed to access the site before the restoration work can begin and will allow the installation of 2 cabins for their ongoing work to restore the Orangery and construct a new build to the rear of the building.

The date for the completion of the works is 22nd April 2019; there will then be time for fit out and hand over. Although the FOIO have been successful in achieving the majority of the match funding required to supplement the HLF grant, there is still a shortfall which FOIO hope to achieve through the continued support of the community. Please keep an eye out for future fundraising events and initiatives over the coming weeks,

Tixall History - Book

Tixall's Churches:

Contents: Early History; Post 1500 - Early Catholics and Protestants; Stephen Dugdale's Evidence against the Tixall group of Catholics 1678-1680; Simon wakelin, Rector 1680 - 1698; Tixall Church in the 1700s & the Church rebuilt in 1772; Tixall Church in the early 1800s; Francis William Webb 1836 - 1906; The 1828 Catholic Chapel at Tixall Hall; The present Church at Tixall built in 1848; Other Churches with Tixall associations; Tixall Church in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Tixall's Farms:

Contents: Geology & Prehistory; Early History: 1000 to 1500 AD; The 16th & 17th Centuries; The first part of the 18th Century. Changes in the time of Thomas Clifford 1761-1787;  The 1800s; Brancote Farms;  Hanyards Farms; Tixall Heath Farm; Tixall Farm; Other Farms in Tixall; Insurance information on Farms c1900-1940; Appendix: 1766 Valuation of the Manor of Tixall.


Prices including P&P:  Tixall's Churches (132 pages) 5 and Tixall's Farms (200 pages incl. colour) 10


SING & PLAY FLUTE IN STAFFORD  One to one teaching . All ages.

Contact Christina Thomson for further information. Tel: 07825 339522


WWI Commemoration project in Ingestre & Tixall

The project website is still at: although the project has now finished.



A Short History of Ingestre 140 page A5 book in colour 7.00;

Catalogue of Paintings at Ingestre Hall 3.00;

1965 DVD of Ingestre 3;

Ingestre oral History CD or DVD 3;

DVD of 2013 Ingestre Festival 3.

All plus Post & Packing if required. Contact Gill Broadbent Tel: 01889 270263; Mobile 07831 390320 email or Sue Paris Tel: 01785 661098.

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Last Updated 11.1.19

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