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 & Cresswell & Totmonslow. But, if you’re just visiting, that’s fine too!
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Draycott in the Moors is just south-east of Blythe Bridge in north Staffordshire. The whole district is identified by the boundaries of the Draycott in the Moors civil parish council.
It is also known as Draycott-le-Moors, and Draycott-en-le-Moors.
The Norman lords of the manor adopted the name of the village for their family title in the twelfth century, so we were inter-connected with the Draycott family for over 500 years.
The district covers the village of Draycott-in-the-Moors, plus the hamlets of Cresswell, Totmonslow, Brookside, Draycott Cross, Stonehouses and Newton, plus the ancient Paynsley site, and includes the zones of Bromley Wood and the old Draycott Cross/New Haden colliery site (now better known as Huntley Quarry / Huntley Wood).
(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.