Stafford and the River Sow

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail. If using a mouse click on the image to toggle zoom.
When in zoom mode use + or - keys to adjust level of image zoom.

Date:1500 - 1600 (c.)

Description:Watercolour shows Stafford and the River Sow during the late medieval period.

The text reads 'Stafford is a proper little town walled about standing in the midst of the shire, upon the River Sow where falling into the Trent 3 miles east from there. The castle standing almost a mile from the town.’


The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth
George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth

George Legge, 3rd Earl and 5th Baron of Dartmouth (1755-1810). He was born at Sandwell ...

Chauffeur and passengers, Stafford
Chauffeur and passengers, Stafford

A motor car with three women passengers dressed in typical Edwardian motoring outfits ...

Dig for Victory Campaign Poster
Dig for Victory Campaign Poster

This poster shows the type of crops to plant, and the yearly rotation. During ...

View Location


Link to this resource

Donor ref:SB-228-229 (201/33467)

Source: Staffordshire County Record Office

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.