Place:Staffordshire, England

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NameStaffordshire
Alt namesStaffordsource: Family History Library Catalog
Staffssource: Wikipedia
STSsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates52.883°N 2.033°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Civil parish
Mavesyn-Ridware
District
Lichfield
Inhabited place
Abbey Green
Abbots Bromley
Above Church
Acton Trussell
Adbaston
Admaston
Aldridge ( - 1974 )
Alrewas
Alsager
Alton
Armitage
Audley
Bagots Bromley
Barlaston
Barton-under-Needwood
Biddulph
Bilbrook
Blythe Bridge
Brewood
Brindley Heath
Brownhills ( - 1974 )
Burntwood
Burslem
Burton-upon-Trent ( 500 - )
Cannock Chase
Cannock
Cat Holme
Cheadle
Cheddleton
Church Eaton
Codsall
Croxden
Eccleshall
Edingale
Elford
Endon
Enville
Etruria
Fazeley
Fenton
Flash
Gnosall
Great Bridgeford
Great Haywood
Great Wyrley
Hamstall Ridware
Handsacre
Hanley
Harlaston
Harriseahead
Haughton
Hednesford
High Offley
Hixon
Hopwas
Ilam
Keele
Kidsgrove
Kings Bromley
Kingsley
Kinver
Knightley
Knighton
Leek
Little Haywood
Loggerheads
Longnor
Longton
Lower Penn
Loynton
Madeley
Maer
Market Drayton
Mavesyn-Ridware
Mayfield
Meaford
Milford
Mucklestone
Newcastle-under-Lyme ( 800 - )
No Man's Heath
Norbury
Penkridge
Perton
Rolleston on Dove
Rudyard
Rugeley
Rushton Spencer
Seisdon
Shenstone
Shugborough
Spath
Stafford ( 1206 - )
Stoke
Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent
Stone
Stourton
Stowe
Stretton
Swinfen
Talke
Tamworth
Trentham
Tunstall
Tutbury
Upper Tean
Uttoxeter
Wall
Walsall
Warslow
Weston upon Trent
Weston-under-Lizard
Wheaton Aston
Whitmore
Wilnecote
Wolverhampton
Wombourne
Woodseaves
Wordsley ( - 1974 )
Wychnor
Yoxall
Suburb
Pye Green
Unitary authority
Stoke-on-Trent
Unknown
Acton-Trussell and Bednall
Allstonefield
Alstone
Amblecoat
Anslow
Apeton
Ashborne
Ashley
Aston
Bagnall
Balterley
Barton
Basford
Baswick
Befcote
Bemersley
Bentley
Betley
Bickford
Bignall-End
Billington
Bilston
Birchfield
Birchills
Bishops-Offlow
Blackwood and Crowborough
Blakenhall Heath
Blithfield
Bloomfield
Blore
Bloxwich
Blurton and Lightwood-Forest
Blymhill
Bobbington
Bolehall and Glascote
Boney-Hay
Bradley (near Haughton)
Bradley (near Stafford)
Bradley-in-the-Moors
Bradnop
Bramshall
Branstone
Brereton
Brierley Hill
Brockton
Broughton
Brown-Edge
Buchbury
Bucknall
Buddileigh
Burntwood Edial and Woodhouses
Burston
Burton-Extra
Bushbury
Butterhill
Butterton
Caldmore
Caldon Canal
Calton
Calwick
Cannock Wood
Canwell
Castle-Church
Castletown
Cauldon
Caverswall
Charnes
Chartley-Holme
Chase Terrace
Chasetown
Chatcull
Chebsey
Checkley
Cheslyn-Hay
Chesterton
Chorlton
Chorlton-Hill
Clayton-Griffith
Clifton-Campville
Cobridge
Cold-Norton
Colton
Colwich
Coppenhall
Coseley
Coton (near Stafford)
Coton (near Tutbury)
Coton Clanford
Cotton
Coven
Cowley
Crackmarsh
Creighton
Cresswell
Croxall
Croxton
Cunsall
Curborough and Elmhurst
Darlaston (near Stone)
Darlaston (near Wednesbury)
Denston
Derrington
Dieulacres
Dilhorne
Draycott-in-the-Clay
Draycott-in-the-Moors
Drayton
Drayton-Bassett
Dresden
Dudley-Port
Dunstall
Dunston
Eardley End
Eaves
Edensor
Edial
Elkstone and Warslow
Ellastone
Ellenhall
Essington
Ettingshall
Fairfield Head
Fallings Heath
Farewell
Farley
Fauld
Featherstone
Field
Fisherwick
Flashbrook
Forebridge
Forsbrook
Forton
Foxt
Fradley
Fradswell
Freeford
Fulfen
Fulford
Galey
Gayton
Gentleshawe
Goldenhill
Gratwich
Great Barr
Great and Little Chatwell
Grindon
Hales
Hammerwich
Hamstead
Hanbury
Hanbury-Woodend
Hanchurch
Handsworth
Hanford
Harborne
Hartshill
Haselor
Hatherton
Haunton
Heath End
Heathylee
Heaton
High Heath
High and Little Oun
Hilderstone
Hilton
Himley
Hints
Hoarcross
Hollinsclough
Hope
Hopton and Coton
Horninglow
Horseley
Horton
Huntington
Ingestre
Ipstones
Kibblestone
King's Bromley Hays
King's Bromley
Kingston
Kingswinford
Kinvaston
Knowl-End
Knutton
Lane-End and Longton
Lapley
Leacroft
Leamore
Leek-Frith
Leigh
Levedale
Lichfield-St. Michael
Little Aston
Longdon
Longsdon
Lowe
Lower Gornall
Madeley-Holme
Maerway-Lane
Marchington
Marchington-Woodlands
Marston (near Penkridge)
Marston (near Stafford)
Meerbrook
Millmeece
Milwich
Mitton
Moreton
Morridge
Moseley
Mowcop
Moxley
Needwood
Newborough
Newton
North Harborne
Northwood
Norton-in-the-Moors
Norton-under-Cannock
Oakamoor
Oaken
Oakley (near Drayton-in-Hales)
Oakley (near Tamworth)
Oakover
Ogley-Hay
Oldcott
Onecote
Onneley
Orgreave
Oscott
Otherton
Oulton
Packington
Palfrey
Park-End
Patshull
Pattingham
Pelsall
Penkhull
Penn
Pensnett
Perry-Barr
Pershall
Pillaton
Pipe-Ridware
Pipehill
Plardwick
Pleck and Bescot
Podmore
Prestwood
Quarnford
Quarry-Bank
Ramshorn
Ranscliff
Ranton
Reddal-Hill
Rickerscote
Rocester
Rodbaston
Rolleston
Rowley-Regis
Rushall
Ryecroft
Salt and Enson
Salt
Sandon
Saredon
Seabridge
Sedgley
Seighford
Shareshill
Sheen
Shelton
Shredicote
Shut End
Silverdale
Slindon
Smethwick
Sneyd
St Mary's Wolverhampton
St. Stephen
Stadmoreslow
Standon
Stanley
Stanton
Statfold
Stoke-upon-Trent
Stonnall
Stramshall
Streethay
Stretton (near Penkridge)
Stubby-Lane
Sugnall-Magna
Sugnall-Parva
Swindon
Swinnerton
Swynnerton
Syerscote
Talk-O'-Th'-Hill
Tamhorn
Tatenhill
Tean
Teddesley-Hay
Tettenhall
Thorpe-Constantine
Three-Farms
Throwley
Thursfield
Tillington
Tipton
Tipton-Green
Tirley
Tittensor
Tittisworth
Tividale
Tixall
Trent Vale
Trysull
Upper Arley
Upper Gornall
Upper Penn
Walsall-Wood
Walton (near Eccleshall)
Walton (near Stafford)
Water-Eaton
Waterfall
Wedgwood
Wednesbury
Wednesfield
Wednesfield-Heath
Weeford
Wellington
Werrington
Weston-Coyney-with-Hulme
Weston-Jones
Wetley-Rocks
Wetton
Whiston (near Cheadle)
Whiston (near Penkridge)
Whitgreave
Whittington
Wichnor
Wigginton
Wilbrighton
Willenhall
Winnington
Withington
Wolseley
Wolstanton
Woodford-Grange
Woodhouses (near Ashborne)
Woodhouses (near Lichfield)
Woollaston
Wootton (near Ashborne)
Wootton (near Eccleshall)
Wordesley
Worston
Wotton
Wrottesley
Yarlett
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Staffordshire ( or ; abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. Part of the National Forest lies within its borders. It adjoins Cheshire to the north west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the south east, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south and Shropshire to the west.

The largest city in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent, which is administered separately from the rest of the county as an independent unitary authority. Lichfield also has city status, although this is a considerably smaller cathedral city. Major towns include Stafford (the county town), Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek and Tamworth.

Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich and Smethwick were also in Staffordshire until local government reorganisation in 1974.

Apart from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire is divided into the districts of Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands, and Tamworth.

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Historically, Staffordshire was divided into the five hundreds of Cuttlestone, Offlow, Pirehill, Seisdon, and Totmonslow.


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.

In 1553 Queen Mary made Lichfield a county separate from the rest of Staffordshire. It remained so until 1888.

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 town near the Black Country in 1907. In 1910 the six towns of the Staffordshire Potteries, including Hanley, became the single county borough of Stoke-on-Trent.


A significant boundary change occurred in 1926 when the east of Sedgley was transferred to Worcestershire in order to allow the construction of the new Priory Estate on land purchased by Dudley County Borough council.

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 contiguous 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 protrusion passing between the county boroughs (to the east) and Shropshire, to the west, to form a short border with Worcestershire.

Under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974 the county boroughs of the Black Country and the Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District of Staffordshire 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 1 April 1997, under a recommendation of the Banham Commission, Stoke-on-Trent became a unitary authority independent of Staffordshire once more.

In July 2009 the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found in Britain was discovered in a field near Lichfield. The artefacts, known as The Staffordshire Hoard have tentatively been dated to the 7th or 8th centuries, placing the origin of the items in the time of the Kingdom of Mercia.

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