Draycott in the Moors Parish Council covers a semi-rural civil-parish area located on the line of the Roman Road through Staffordshire. It covers an area of 1,587 hectares and includes the semi-rural settlements of Cresswell and Totmonslow, and hamlets of Newton, Draycott Cross and Brookside.
See Draycott Council boundaries
If you live in Draycott-in-the-Moors, Totsmonlow, Draycott Cross, Newton or Cresswell, you will most likely come inside Draycott-in-the-Moors Parish Council’s boundaries.
Draycott in the Moors Parish Council is part of the local government set-up, being the most local of all government authorities. It is funded by a portion of the council tax.
Elections to it are held every four years. It has around 850 registered electors on the electoral roll.
DRAYCOTT-IN-THE-MOORS itself is a small linear village dominated by the thirteenth century church of St. Margaret’s which stands on a knoll overlooking the A50; (with a fine early English bell tower and a medieval family chapel dedicated to tombs of the Draycott family).
CRESSWELL is a rural settlement which is home to the Catholic church of St. Mary’s in Cresswell Old Lane. Cresswell also has the nineteenth century Izaak Walton Inn by the railway crossing. It is named after the 17th century fisherman whose book The Compleat Angler is still in publication today. Walton was born in Staffordshire, and legend has it that he fished in the River Blithe near the pub. A more recent addition to the area is Blythe Park Business Park.
TOTMONSLOW was the centre an ancient ‘Hundred’ in the county of Staffordshire in Anglo-Saxon times.
NEWTON is named in the Domesday Book.