Maer, Staffordshire

Maer, Staffordshire

Coordinates: 52°56′28″N 2°19′05″W / 52.9412°N 2.3181°W / 52.9412; -2.3181

Maer is located in Staffordshire

 Maer shown within Staffordshire
OS grid reference SJ787382
District Newcastle-under-Lyme
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Newcastle, Staffs
Postcode district ST5
Dialling code 01782
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Stone
List of places: UK • England • Staffordshire

Maer is a rural village and civil parish in the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, to the west of the pottery manufacturing town of Stoke-on-Trent.

Its main feature is the large 17th century stone built country house Maer Hall built on a slope above a small lake, or "mere", which gave the house and estate its name. The Hall became the home of Josiah Wedgwood II and was frequently visited by his nephew Charles Darwin who went on to marry Josiah's daughter Emma at St. Peter’s Church which stands higher on the hillside, close to the Hall. When she was young Emma helped her older sister Elizabeth with the Sunday School which was held in Maer Hall laundry, giving sixty village children their only formal training in reading, writing and religion. The grave of Josiah Wedgwood II and his wife Elizabeth in the churchyard has a view down over the Hall.

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