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Staffordshire
Image:EnglandStaffordshire.png
Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Origin Historic
Region West Midlands
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 18th
2,713 km²
Ranked 18th
2,620 km ²
Admin HQ Stafford
ISO 3166-2 GB-STS
ONS code 41
NUTS 3 UKG24
Demographics
Population
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 14th
1,055,000
388 / km²
Ranked 8th
816,700
Ethnicity 97.0% White
1.7% S.Asian
Politics
Arms of Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire County Council
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk
Executive Labour
Members of Parliament
Districts
Image:Staffordshire_Ceremonial_Numbered.png
  1. Tamworth
  2. Lichfield
  3. Cannock Chase
  4. South Staffordshire
  5. Stafford
  6. Newcastle-under-Lyme
  7. Staffordshire Moorlands
  8. East Staffordshire
  9. Stoke-on-Trent (Unitary)

Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Stafford. Part of the National Forest lies within its borders. It adjoins the ceremonial counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire. map of admin county File links The following pages link to this file: Staffordshire Cannock Chase (UK Parliament constituency) Burton (UK Parliament constituency) Lichfield (UK Parliament constituency) Newcastle-under-Lyme (UK Parliament constituency) Stafford (UK Parliament constituency) Staffordshire Moorlands (UK Parliament constituency) Staffordshire South Stoke-on-Trent Central (UK Parliament... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England into around forty areas, which were used for both administrative and general geographical demarcation for several hundreds of years. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The West Midlands is a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as the Midlands. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This is a List of Administrative shire counties of England by Area, that is to say Administrative counties with a two-tier County council structure, not including Administrative counties which are Unitary Authorities. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire in England. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Population - 2002 mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics, unrounded figures published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the Entitlement Notification Reports for Revenue Support Grants [1]. See also: List of Administrative shire counties of... This is a list of non-metropolitan counties of England by population. ... Arms of Staffordshire County Council. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the main left-wing political party of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Charlotte Atkins (born September 24, 1950) is Labour MP for Staffordshire Moorlands. ... William Nigel Paul Cash, usually Bill Cash (born 1940) is an English Tory politician, Member of Parliament and opposition front-bencher. ... Sir Patrick Thomas Cormack (born May 18, 1939, Grimsby) is an British politician. ... Janet Elizabeth Ann Dean (born 28 January 1949) has been a British member of Parliament for the constituency of Burton since 1997. ... Dr Michael Louis David Fabricant (born 12 June 1950, Brighton) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and Conservative Member of Parliament for Lichfield. ... (Christopher) Paul Farrelly (born 2 March 1962) British politician and journalist He is the Labour Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme. ... Mark Fisher (born 29 October 1944) is a British politician, and member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent for the Labour Party. ... Robert Charles Douglas Flello (born January 14, 1966) British politician He is the Labour Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent South. ... Brian David Jenkins (born 19 September 1942, South Wales) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom, and current Member of Parliament for Tamworth in Staffordshire. ... David Neil Kidney (born 21 March 1955, Stoke-on-Trent) is a Labour politician in the United Kingdom. ... Joan Lorraine Walley (born 23 January 1949, Stoke-on-Trent, Mrs Jan Ostrowski) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Dr. Anthony Wayland Tony Wright (born 11 March 1948) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Districts in the Ceremonial County of Staffordshire. ... Tamworth town centre Map sources for Tamworth at grid reference SK2203 Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire England, located 17 miles (25 km) north-east from the city of Birmingham. ... Lichfield is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Cannock Chase is a local government district in England. ... South Staffordshire is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Stafford is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire, England. ... Staffordshire Moorlands is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... East Staffordshire is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... The traditional counties as usually portrayed. ... The West Midlands is a geographical term describing the western half of central England, based upon the Anglian Kingdom of Mercia, known today as The Midlands. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire in England. ... The National Forest, which covers an area of 520 km² of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, is described as a forest in the making. It stretches from Leicester in the east to Burton-upon-Trent in the west, and links the ancient forests of Needwood and Charnwood. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester) [1] is a... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, and boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ...


The largest city in ceremonial Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent. Lichfield also has city status, though is considerably smaller. Wolverhampton used to be in Staffordshire but is now within the West Midlands. Major towns include Burton upon Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Cannock, Tamworth and Stafford itself. This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... The West Front of Lichfield Cathedral, June 2005 Lichfield is a small city and civil parish in Staffordshire, 110 miles northwest of London and 14 miles north of Birmingham. ... Historically, city status was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... Wolverhampton is an city and metropolitan borough in the English West Midlands, traditionally part of the county of Staffordshire. ... Map sources for Burton-upon-Trent at grid reference SK2422 Burton upon Trent also known as Burton-on-Trent, or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England, which originally grew up around the monastery of St. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme, known simply as castle to many local people, is a busy market town in Staffordshire, England, not to be confused with the larger city of Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Map sources for Cannock at grid reference SJ9810 Cannock is a town in Staffordshire, just north of the West Midlands conurbation. ... Tamworth town centre Map sources for Tamworth at grid reference SK2203 Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire England, located 17 miles (25 km) north-east from the city of Birmingham. ...


Staffordshire is divided into a number of districts. These are Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, the Borough of Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Tamworth. Stoke-on-Trent is administered as an independent unitary authority. Cannock Chase is a local government district in England. ... East Staffordshire is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... Lichfield is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire, England. ... South Staffordshire is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Stafford is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... Staffordshire Moorlands is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Tamworth town centre Map sources for Tamworth at grid reference SK2203 Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire England, located 17 miles (25 km) north-east from the city of Birmingham. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...

Contents


History

Main article History of Staffordshire. The historic county of Staffordshire included Wolverhampton, Walsall, and West Bromwich, these three being removed in 1974 to the new county of West Midlands. ...


Historically, Staffordshire was divided into the five hundreds of Cuttlestone, Offlow, Pirehill, Seisdon and Totmonslow. A hundred is an administrative division, frequently used in Europe and New England, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... Seisdon was created during the eighteenth century, a rural village in the county of Staffordshire approximately six miles west of Wolverhampton. ...


The historic boundaries of Staffordshire cover much of what is now the metropolitan county of West Midlands. An administrative county of Staffordshire was set up in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888 covering the county except the county boroughs of Wolverhampton, Walsall and West Bromwich in the south (the area known as the Black Country), and Hanley in the north. The Act also saw the towns of Tamworth (partly in Warwickshire) and Burton upon Trent (partly in Derbyshire) united entirely in Staffordshire. The six metropolitan counties shown within England The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level subnational entity in current use in England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. ... The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Wolverhampton is an city and metropolitan borough in the English West Midlands, traditionally part of the county of Staffordshire. ... Map sources for Walsall at grid reference SP0198 New Art Gallery Walsall Walsall is an industrial town in the West Midlands of England. ... Map sources for West Bromwich at grid reference SO9992 West Bromwich is a town in the English county of the West Midlands, five miles north west of Birmingham lying on the A41 London to Holyhead trunk road. ... The Black Country is a loosely-defined area of conurbation to the north and west of Birmingham, and to the south and east of Wolverhampton in the English West Midlands, around the South Staffordshire coalfield. ... Map sources for Hanley at grid reference SJ8847 Disambiguation: Hanley may refer to Hanley, Canada. ... Tamworth town centre Map sources for Tamworth at grid reference SK2203 Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire England, located 17 miles (25 km) north-east from the city of Birmingham. ... Map sources for Burton-upon-Trent at grid reference SK2422 Burton upon Trent also known as Burton-on-Trent, or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England, which originally grew up around the monastery of St. ...


Handsworth and Perry Barr became part of the county borough of Birmingham in the early 20th century, and thus associated with Warwickshire. Burton, in the east of the county, became a county borough in 1901, and was followed by Smethwick, another Black Country town in 1907. In 1910 the six towns of the Staffordshire Potteries, including Hanley, became the single county borough of Stoke-on-Trent. Handsworth is the name of more than one place. ... Perry Barr constituency shown within Birmingham Perry Barr is an area in north Birmingham, England . ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... Map sources for Smethwick at grid reference SP0287 Smethwick (pronounced Smethick) is a town adjacent to Birmingham and West Bromwich in England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ...


A major reorganisation in the Black Country in 1966, under the recommendation of the Local Government Commission for England led to the creation of an area of contigous county boroughs. The County Borough of Warley was formed by the merger of the county borough of Smethwick and municipal borough of Rowley Regis with the Worcestershire borough of Oldbury : the resulting county borough was associated with Worcestershire. Meanwhile, the county borough of Dudley, historically a detached part of Worcestershire, expanded and became associated with Staffordshire instead. This reorganisation led to the administrative county of Staffordshire having a thin protusion passing between the county boroughs (to the east) and Shropshire, to the west, to form a short border with Worcestershire. The Local Government Commission for England was established by the Local Government Act 1958 to review the organisation of local government, and make such proposals as are hereinafter authorised for effecting changes appearing to the Commissions desirable in the interests of effective and convenient local government. The Act also provided... Warley was a county borough formed in 1966 by the combination of the existing county borough of Smethwick with the towns of Oldbury and Rowley Regis. ... Map sources for Smethwick at grid reference SP0287 Smethwick (pronounced Smethick) is a town adjacent to Birmingham and West Bromwich in England. ... Map sources for Rowley Regis at grid reference SO9687 Rowley Regis is a town in the Sandwell borough of the West Midlands county, and a part of the Black Country. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Map sources for Dudley at grid reference SO9390 Dudley is a town in the West Midlands, England. ... D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ...


Under the Local Government Act 1972, on April 1, 1974 the county boroughs of the Black Country and the Staffordshire urban district of Aldridge-Brownhills became, along with Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry and other districts, a new metropolitan county of West Midlands. County boroughs were abolished, with Stoke becoming a non-metropolitan district in Staffordshire, and Burton forming an unparished area in the district of East Staffordshire. On April 1, 1997, under a recommendation of the Banham Commission, Stoke-on-Trent became a unitary authority independent of Staffordshire once more. The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Aldridge-Brownhills is a British parliamentary constituency in the West Midlands consisting of the wards of: Aldridge North and Walsall Wood, Aldridge South and Central, Brownhills, Hatherton Rushall, Pelsall and Streetly. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... East Staffordshire is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map showing counties and unitary authorities from 1998. ...


Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of the non-metropolitan county of Staffordshire at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[1] Agriculture[2] Industry[3] Services[4]
1995 6,447 209 2,349 3,889
2000 8,621 150 2,986 5,485
2003 10,169 169 3,164 6,835

  includes hunting and forestry


  includes energy and construction


  includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured


  Components may not sum to totals due to rounding


Geography

In the north and in the south the county is hilly, with wild moorlands in the far north and Cannock Chase an area of natural beauty in the south. In the middle regions the surface is low and undulating. Throughout the entire county there are vast and important coal fields. In the southern part there are also rich iron ore deposits. The largest river is the Trent. The soil is chiefly clay and agriculture was not highly developed until the mechanisation of farms. Heaths are anthropogenic habitats found primarily in northern and western Europe, where they have been created by thousands of years of human clearance of natural forest vegetation by grazing and burning on mainly infertile acidic soils. ... viky + callum 4 everCannock Chase is a mixed area of countryside in the county of Staffordshire, England. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... The River Trent is one of the major rivers of England. ...


Towns and villages

See the list of places in Staffordshire and the List of civil parishes in Staffordshire This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the county of Staffordshire, England. ... This is a list of civil parishes in Staffordshire, England. ...


Education

Two major universities are located in the county. Keele University is located in Newcastle-under-Lyme. It is a research-intensive university with particular strengths in health and law. Staffordshire University is located in Stoke-on-Trent and in Stafford. It has strengths in Aerospace & Aeronautics. Keele University is a research-intensive campus university located near Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire in the West Midlands of England between Manchester and Birmingham. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme, known simply as castle to many local people, is a busy market town in Staffordshire, England, not to be confused with the larger city of Newcastle upon Tyne. ... The stela of King Hammurabi depicts the god Shamash revealing a code of laws to the king. ... Staffordshire University is a university based in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, and also in Stafford & Lichfield. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire in England. ... Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Dogs

A type of bull terrier called the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was bred for hunting purposes in this county. Later, a fighting dog was created called the Staffordshire pit bull. They are known affectionately as "Staffies". The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a medium sized, short coated, old time breed of dog, originally bred for bull and bear fighting. ...


Railways

See Railways in Staffordshire Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


Places of interest

Amusement parks

Churches Alton Towers is Englands most famous theme park. ...

Historic buildings The West Front of Lichfield Cathedral Lichfield Cathedral is situated in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. ...

Lakes, rivers and canals Shugborough Hall in the 1820s. ... Blithfield Hall is a country house in Staffordshire, England, south west of Uttoxeter and north of Rugeley. ... Madeley Old Hall is a historical building in the village of Madeley in Staffordshire. ... Moseley Old Hall is a National Trust property, north of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom. ... Featherstone is a small village on the border between Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire. ... Biddulph Grange is a National Trust house and landscaped gardens, near Stoke-on-Trent, England. ... Eccleshall Castle is located in Staffordshire, England. ... Mow Cop Castle is at Mow Cop in the county of Staffordshire, England. ... Stafford Castle is a building near the town of Stafford in England. ... Tamworth Castle is a small castle, located next to the River Tame, in the town of Tamworth in Staffordshire England. ... Tutbury is a large village of about 3,000 residents surrounded by the agricultural countryside of Staffordshire and Derbyshire. ... Croxden Abbey was a Cistercian abbey at Croxden, Staffordshire, England. ... Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire in England. ... Cheddleton Flint Mill is a water mill situated in the village of Cheddleton in the English county of Staffordshire. ... Smallthorne is an area in the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. ...

Museums Link title Rudyard Lake boat house Rudyard miniature railway Lakeside homes View of Rudyard Lake Rudyard Lake is a reservoir in Staffordshire constructed in 1797/8 to feed the Trent and Mersey canal. ... Tittesworth Reservoir is a water storage reservoir near Leek, Staffordshire. ... Chasewater is a 3 km² reservoir between Brownhills, Norton Canes and Burntwood, in Staffordshire, England. ... The River Trent is one of the major rivers of England. ... The Blythe is a river in the English Midlands. ... The River Churnet rises in the Staffordshire moorlands near the Roaches. ... The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal is a canal in the West Midlands of England, between Birmingham and Fazeley, just outside Tamworth. ... The Caldon Canal runs 18 miles from Froghall to Stoke where it joins the Trent and Mersey. ... Coventry Canal nr Fradley The Coventry Canal is a narrow Canal in England which travels for 38 miles (65 km) between Coventry and Fradley Junction,just north of Lichfield, where it joins the Trent and Mersey Canal. ... The Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction The Shropshire Union Canal is a canal linking Wolverhampton with the River Mersey. ... The Trent and Mersey Canal is a canal linking the River Trent at Shardlow in Derbyshire to the River Mersey at Runcorn in Cheshire. ... Harecastle Tunnel is a canal tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal. ...

Parks Watermill of Braine-le-Château, Belgium (12th century) A watermill is a structure that uses a water wheel or turbine to drive a mechanical process such as flour or lumber production. ... The Brindley Water Mill is a water mill situated in the town of Leek in the English county of Staffordshire. ... Map sources for Leek at grid reference SJ9856 Arms of Leek Town Council Leek Market Square Leek Golf Club River Churnet Leek is a town in the county of Staffordshire, England, on the River Churnet. ...

Railways Weston Park is a country house in Weston-under-Lizard, Shropshire, England, set in more than 1,000 acres (4 km²) of park landscaped by Capability Brown. ... viky + callum 4 everCannock Chase is a mixed area of countryside in the county of Staffordshire, England. ... RSPB Coombes Valley is a nature reserve, run by the RSPB, in Staffordshire, England. ... The National Memerial Arboretum is near Alrewas, Staffordshire, England. ... Trentham Gardens are formal Italianate gardens, and an English landscape park, on the southern fringes of the city of Stoke on Trent, England. ... Antony Gormley sculpture, A View, A Place, 1986. ...

Walks Winston Churchill at the popular 1940s weekend Steam in the Churnet valley The Churnet Valley Railway is a 5 and 1/4 mile long standard gauge heritage railway based at Cheddleton station to the East of Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire. ... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Chasewater Railway is a former colliery railway running round the shores of Chasewater in Staffordshire, England. ... The Foxfield Steam Railway is a 5-mile preserved standard-gauge line located SE of Stoke on Trent. ... Rudyard Lake Steam Railway The third railway on this site runs for a mile and a half along the side of Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire. ... Winston Churchill at the popular 1940s weekend Steam in the Churnet valley The Churnet Valley Railway is a 5 and 1/4 mile long standard gauge heritage railway based at Cheddleton station to the East of Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire. ...

The Heart of England Way[1] is a long distance walk of around 100 miles through the Midlands of England. ... The Staffordshire Way is a long distance walk in Staffordshire, England. ...

Local Groups

The Lichfield Cricket Club, though not the best cricket club in the Birmingham Premier Cricket League, endeavours to have the most fun. ... Port Vale Football Club is an English association football club based in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. ... Stoke City Football Club (known as Stoke Football Club until 1925) is a football club from Stoke-on-Trent in England (the other league club in the city being smaller club Port Vale F.C.). They play in the Championship. ... Tipton Harriers were created in September 1910, when the members of the Tipton branch of Birchfield Harriers resolved to end their connection and become independent. ... The West Midland Bird Club is the UKs largest regional ornithology society. ... Abbots Bromley School for Girls (formerly known as the School of S. Mary and S. Anne, Abbots Bromley) is an independent, fee-paying school for girls aged 4-18 located in the village of Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire. ...

See also

Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire in England. ...

External links

Ceremonial county of Staffordshire
Unitary authorities: Stoke-on-Trent
Boroughs/Districts: Cannock Chase • East Staffordshire • Lichfield • Newcastle-under-Lyme • South Staffordshire • Stafford • Staffordshire Moorlands • Tamworth
Cities/Towns: Biddulph • Burntwood • Burton upon Trent • Cannock • Cheadle • Eccleshall • Hednesford • Kidsgrove • Leek • Lichfield • Newcastle-under-Lyme • Penkridge • Rugeley • Stafford • Stoke-on-Trent (Burslem • Fenton • Hanley • Longton • Stoke • Tunstall) • Stone • Tamworth • Uttoxeter
See also: List of civil parishes in Staffordshire


The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Cannock Chase is a local government district in England. ... East Staffordshire is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... Lichfield is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire, England. ... South Staffordshire is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Stafford is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... Staffordshire Moorlands is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Tamworth town centre Map sources for Tamworth at grid reference SK2203 Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire England, located 17 miles (25 km) north-east from the city of Birmingham. ... Map sources for Biddulph at grid reference SJ8857 Biddulph is a town in Staffordshire, England, just north of Stoke-on-Trent, and has a population of about 25,000. ... Map sources for Burntwood at grid reference SK0509 Burntwood is a town in Staffordshire, England, lying in the Cannock Chase area approximately four miles east of Lichfield. ... Map sources for Burton-upon-Trent at grid reference SK2422 Burton upon Trent also known as Burton-on-Trent, or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England, which originally grew up around the monastery of St. ... Map sources for Cannock at grid reference SJ9810 Cannock is a town in Staffordshire, just north of the West Midlands conurbation. ... Cheadle is a small market town near the centre of England with a population of around 15000. ... Eccleshall, Staffordshire Eccleshall is a town in Staffordshire England. ... Hednesford (pronounced Hensford) is a small town in Staffordshire, England, within Cannock Chase district. ... Map sources for Kidsgrove at grid reference SJ8354 Kidsgrove is a town in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, in Staffordshire, England, near the border with Cheshire. ... Map sources for Leek at grid reference SJ9856 Arms of Leek Town Council Leek Market Square Leek Golf Club River Churnet Leek is a town in the county of Staffordshire, England, on the River Churnet. ... The West Front of Lichfield Cathedral, June 2005 Lichfield is a small city and civil parish in Staffordshire, 110 miles northwest of London and 14 miles north of Birmingham. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme, known simply as castle to many local people, is a busy market town in Staffordshire, England, not to be confused with the larger city of Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Map sources for Penkridge at grid reference SJ9213 Penkridge is a market town of 7,836 people (Census 2001) situated in the district of South Staffordshire in the county of Staffordshire in England, United Kingdom. ... Rugeley, historically known as Rudgeley, is a market town in the county of Staffordshire, England. ... Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire in England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... The town of Burslem known as the Mother Town is one of those that make up the city of Stoke-on-Trent, in the ceremonial county of Staffordshire, in the Midlands of England. ... Fenton is one of the eponymous Six Towns of Stoke-on-Trent, situated in the south-east of the city. ... Map sources for Hanley at grid reference SJ8847 Disambiguation: Hanley may refer to Hanley, Canada. ... Longton, located in the United Kingdom, is one of the six towns that joined together to form Stoke-on-Trent in 1910. ... The city of Stoke-on-Trent (also known as The Six Towns and The Potteries) is a city in The Midlands, United Kingdom. ... Tunstall is an area in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. ... Stone is a town in Staffordshire, England, situated about seven miles north of Stafford, and around seven miles south of the city of Stoke-on-Trent. ... Tamworth town centre Map sources for Tamworth at grid reference SK2203 Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire England, located 17 miles (25 km) north-east from the city of Birmingham. ... Uttoxeter Town Centre Uttoxeter is a small market town in East Staffordshire, in the West Midlands region of England. ... This is a list of civil parishes in Staffordshire, England. ...

Districts of the West Midlands Flag of England

Birmingham | Bridgnorth | Bromsgrove | Cannock Chase | Coventry | Dudley | East Staffordshire | Herefordshire | Lichfield | Malvern Hills | Newcastle-under-Lyme | North Shropshire | North Warwickshire | Nuneaton and Bedworth | Oswestry | Redditch | Rugby | Sandwell | Shrewsbury and Atcham | Solihull | South Shropshire | South Staffordshire | Stafford | Staffordshire Moorlands | Stoke-on-Trent | Stratford-on-Avon | Tamworth | Telford and Wrekin | Walsall | Warwick | Wolverhampton | Worcester | Wychavon | Wyre Forest The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The West Midlands is a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as the Midlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Bromsgrove is a local government district in the West Midlands of England. ... Cannock Chase is a local government district in England. ... The Precinct in Coventry city centre. ... The Metropolitan borough of Dudley is a metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. ... East Staffordshire is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Lichfield is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Malvern Hills is a local government district in Worcestershire, England. ... Newcastle-under-Lyme is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire, England. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... North Warwickshire is a local government district and borough in Warwickshire, England. ... Nuneaton and Bedworth is a local government district with borough status in Warwickshire, England, consisting of the towns Nuneaton, Bedworth, Bulkington and their surrounding countryside. ... Oswestry is a small local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Church Green and St. ... Rugby is a local government district and borough in eastern Warwickshire, England. ... Sandwell is a metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... The Metropolitan Borough of Solihull is a metropolitan borough in the county of West Midlands in England. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... South Staffordshire is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... Stafford is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. ... Staffordshire Moorlands is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Stratford-on-Avon is a local government district of southern Warwickshire in England. ... Tamworth town centre Map sources for Tamworth at grid reference SK2203 Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire England, located 17 miles (25 km) north-east from the city of Birmingham. ... Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ... The Metropolitan borough of Walsall is a metropolitan borough of the county of West Midlands, England. ... Warwick is a local government district of central Warwickshire in England. ... Wolverhampton is an city and metropolitan borough in the English West Midlands, traditionally part of the county of Staffordshire. ... The city of Worcester (pronounced Wuh-ster) is the county town of Worcestershire in England; the river Severn runs through the middle, with the citys large Worcester Cathedral overlooking the river. ... Wychavon is a local government district in Worcestershire, England. ... Wyre Forest is a local government district in Worcestershire, England, covering the towns of Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn and Bewdley. ...

Counties with multiple districts: Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...

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Counties of the Lieutenancies Act 1997

Bedfordshire | Berkshire | City of Bristol | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumbria | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham | East Riding of Yorkshire | East Sussex | Essex | Gloucestershire | Greater London | Greater Manchester | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Isle of Wight | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | City of London | Merseyside | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | North Yorkshire | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | South Yorkshire | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Tyne and Wear | Warwickshire | West Midlands | West Sussex | West Yorkshire | Wiltshire | Worcestershire Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... The Lieutenancies Act 1997 (1997 c. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England and forms part of the East of England region. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London and located at With a population of 400,000, and metropolitan area of 550,000, it is Englands sixth, and the United Kingdoms ninth, most populous city... Map of Bucks (1904) This article is about the English county. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester) [1] is a... Cornish Flag Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county in South West England on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, and boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... For other uses, see Dorset (disambiguation). ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a ceremonial county of England, in the United Kingdom. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London and forms one of the nine regions of England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Coat of arms The City of London is a small area in Greater London. ... Arms of the former Merseyside Metropolitan County Council Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Northumberland is a county in northern England. ... North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan county within the Government Office Region of Yorkshire and the Humber in northern England, United Kingdom and also a larger ceremonial county, partly in the North East England region. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in the Yorkshire and the Humber Government Office Region of England, in the United Kingdom. ... Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...

United KingdomEnglandHistoric counties of England Flag of England
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Bedfordshire | Berkshire | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumberland | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham | Essex | Gloucestershire | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Huntingdonshire | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | Middlesex | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Sussex | Warwickshire | Westmorland | Wiltshire | Worcestershire | Yorkshire Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England into around forty areas, which were used for both administrative and general geographical demarcation for several hundreds of years. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England and forms part of the East of England region. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Map of Bucks (1904) This article is about the English county. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester) [1] is a... Cornish Flag Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county in South West England on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, and boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... For other uses, see Dorset (disambiguation). ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest (after Rutland). ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Northumberland is a county in northern England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Sussex is a traditional county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... Westmorland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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Staffordshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England.
The historic county of Staffordshire included Wolverhampton, Walsall, and West Bromwich, these were removed in 1974 to the new county of West Midlands.
Staffordshire University is located in Stoke-on-Trent and in Stafford.
Staffordshire Police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (207 words)
Staffordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands of England.
Staffordshire Police Authority has 9 councillors (drawn from both Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council), 3 justices of the peace, and 5 independent members.
A combined force covering Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, called Staffordshire County and Stoke-on-Trent Constabulary was established on January 1, 1968, as a merger of the Staffordshire Constabulary and Stoke-on-Trent City Police.
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