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History of the Village

Colton has witnessed many events and given birth to and housed many people of note over its long history. Members of the Society have spent many thousands of hours researching local people, places and events that have had an impact on the lives of others, whether in Colton or further a field.

Currently, we have organised the resulting articles which are listed below. Please click on a name to see the full article.

Maybe one of these people is a relative! We welcome any further information you may have about this person and invite you to make contact with us to tell us more.

Featured Article
The Manors of Colton - do you recognise any family names?

DeWasteney, Gresley, Aston, Blount, Boughey .

Some important families were Lords of the Manors in Colton through the centuries. Perhaps one of them is an ancestor of yours!

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  A Short History of the Village
People and events that have played a part in Colton's long history. (click here)
 The Manors of Colton
Who were the lords of the manor? (click here)
 Bronze Age Evidence in Colton
Local finds reveal evidence of Bronze Age activity. (click here)
  Colton in the 17th. & 18th. centuries
Some interesting incidents involving Colton residents. (click here)
 Saxon and Norman Colton
What the Domesday book had to say about Colton. (click here)

Colton in the 19th. & 20th. centuries
Victorian times and Colton through two World Wars. (click here)

 Medieval Colton
What we know went on in the middle ages in Colton. (click here)
 Colton Today
Colton now and its hopes for the future. (click here)