Forton is a small village and civil parish in Staffordshire, England, situated east of the market town of Newport, Shropshire. The civil Parish population at the 2011 census was 308. 
It is situated around Forton Hall and the 14th century All Saints church, and is sited on the Roman road Via Devana and the modern A519 road between Newport and Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Forton Hall was built by Edwin Skrymsher of Norbury Manor, Eccleshall, at the end of the 17th century and is situated adjacent to the church of All Saints. In 1729 five new bells were given to the church. The most prominent monument is the alabaster tomb of Thomas Skrymsher (died 1633), knight of Aqualate and his family. 
There is a pub called The Swan.
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Newport is a constituent market town in Telford and Wrekin in Shropshire, England. It lies 6 miles (10 km) north of Telford, 12 miles (19 km) west of Stafford, and is near the Shropshire-Staffordshire border. The 2001 census recorded 10,814 people living in the town's parish, which rose to 11,387 by the 2011 census.
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Haughton is a village in Staffordshire, England, approximately 4 miles outside and to the west of the county town of Stafford. It lies on the A518 between Stafford and Gnosall. The name derives from a combination of the Mercian word halh meaning 'nook' and the Old English word tun meaning 'settlement', 'enclosure' or 'village.'
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John Wedge was an English agriculturalist.
Thomas Wedge (1760–1854) was an English agriculturalist. He was the son of Francis Wedge (1714–1784) of Fernhill House, near Forton, Staffordshire, a prosperous farmer, and brother of John Wedge and Charles Wedge of Shudy Camps. Thomas Wedge established himself on farms near Sealand, Flintshire where he prospered on the land.
Charles Wedge (1746–1842), English farmer and surveyor, was the son of Sir Francis Wedge of Aqualate Park at Forton, Staffordshire, and the brother of John Wedge and Thomas Wedge. In 1776 he married Elizabeth Fletcher, at St Mary Woolnoth, London. They had seven surviving children. The second son was John Helder Wedge (1793–1872), emigrant to Tasmania.
This is a list of the sheriffs and high sheriffs of Staffordshire.
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Forton Hall is a 17th-century country house situated in the village of Forton, Staffordshire, close to the Shropshire border at Newport. It is a Grade II* listed building.
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Samuel Dugard (1645?–1697), was an English divine.
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Forton is a civil parish in the Borough of Stafford, Staffordshire, England. It contains eleven listed buildings that are recorded in the National Heritage List for England. Of these, three are at Grade II*, the middle of the three grades, and the others are at Grade II, the lowest grade. The parish contains the village of Forton and the surrounding area, which includes Aqualate Park. In the park is Aqualate Hall, a country house which is listed, together with other buildings in the park. The other listed buildings are houses, a church, a bridge, and a structure which is either a folly or and ruined windmill.
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