Welcome to the community website for the district of Draycott in the Moors.

This website is primarily meant for people living in Draycott-in-the Moors (which includes Cresswell & Totmonslow).  But, if you’re just visiting, that’s fine too!

Click here for our latest posts (two a month).  To get an email alert each time a post goes live – go to the button marked ‘Follow This Site via Email‘ (it’s up on the right, on this page);  put your email address in the empty box; then click ‘Follow‘.

See down at the bottom of this page : a list of the latest comments to this site

If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll notice that we’ve had to scale back on our news pages. By the beginning of 2020, the number of volunteers writing the news had dwindled, and that made it impossible to do all the new we’d have liked.

It’s written by independent local volunteers, interested citizens, and is a no-profit labour of love only.  We are kept informed of local matters by local people emailing bits & pieces to us – feel free to contact us.

This website receives no income (no grants and no advertising revenue – the adverts on our pages are stuck in by the publishers, not us).
This is not a council publication, or is it funded by the council. The council has its own separate website.

This site is updated twice a month.
To see the latest articles, click here.
To see what’s on in and around Draycott this month, click here
To see the latest comments that have been sent in to the website by readers,  click here

Draycott Arms sign

Draycott Arms

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Draycott in the Moors is just south-east of Blythe Bridge in north Staffordshire. It is also known as Draycott-le-Moors, and Draycott-en-le-Moors.

The district covers the village of Draycott, plus the hamlets of Cresswell, Totmonslow, Brookside, Draycott Cross, Stonehouses and Newton, plus the ancient Paynsley estate site, and includes the locations of Bromley Wood and the old Draycott Cross/New Haden colliery site (now better known as Huntley Quarry / Huntley Wood).

The whole district is identified by the boundaries of the Draycott-in-the-Moors civil parish council.
The Norman lords of the manor adopted the name of the village, Draycott, for their family title in the twelfth century, so we were inter-connected with the Draycott family for over 500 years.

(Don’t confuse us with Draycott in the Clay, which is in east Staffordshire; or another Draycott, near Erewash in Derbyshire..!).

Surrounding Draycott are: the towns of Blythe Bridge, Cheadle and Upper & Lower Tean; the villages of Hilderstone, Dilhorne, Forsbrook, Leigh and Fulford; and the hamlets of Boundary, Teanford, Huntley and Saverley Green.