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Burton on Trent
Staffordshire is a landlocked county in England’s West Midlands. It is bounded to the northwest by Cheshire, to the east by Derbyshire and Leicestershire, to the southeast by Warwickshire, to the south by the West Midlands County and Worcestershire, and to the west by Shropshire.
Stoke-on-Trent is the county’s largest settlement, and it is administered as an independent unitary authority separate from the rest of the county. Lichfield is known as a cathedral city. Stafford, Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Rugeley, Leek, and Tamworth are also important towns.
Other towns and villages include Penkridge, Wombourne, Perton, Kinver, Codsall, Tutbury, Alrewas, Barton-under-Needwood, Shenstone, Featherstone, Essington, Stretton, and Abbots Bromley, as well as Stone, Cheadle, Uttoxeter, Hednesford, Brewood, Burntwood/Chasetown, Kidsgrove, Eccleshall, Bidd Cannock Chase AONB, as well as parts of the National Forest and the Peak District National Park, are located within the county.
Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich, and Smethwick are historically part of Staffordshire, but have been part of the West Midlands county since 1974.
Staffordshire is divided into the districts of Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands, and Tamworth, in addition to Stoke-on-Trent.
Staffordshire was historically divided into five hundreds: Cuttlestone, Offlow, Pirehill, Seisdon, and Totmonslow.
The Cathedral of Lichfield
Staffordshire’s historic boundaries encompass much of what is now the metropolitan county of West Midlands. Staffordshire was established as an administrative county in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888, with the exception of the county boroughs of Wolverhampton, Walsall, and West Bromwich in the south (the Black Country), and Hanley in the north. The towns of Tamworth (partly in Warwickshire) and Burton upon Trent (partly in Derbyshire) were also united entirely in Staffordshire as a result of the Act.
Queen Mary made Lichfield a county corporate in 1553, which meant it was administered separately from the rest of Staffordshire. It remained that way until 1888.
Handsworth and Perry Barr were incorporated into Birmingham’s county borough, and thus Warwickshire, in 1911 and 1928, respectively. Burton, in the county’s east, became a county borough in 1901, followed by Smethwick, another Black Country town, in 1907. The six towns of the Staffordshire Potteries, including Hanley, merged to form the county borough of Stoke-on-Trent in 1910.
The Staffordshire Hoard, discovered in a field near Lichfield in July 2009, is possibly England’s most important collection of Anglo-Saxon objects.
In 1926, the east of Sedgley was transferred to Worcestershire to allow for the construction of the new Priory Estate on land purchased by Dudley County Borough Council.
In 1966, the Local Government Commission for England recommended a major reorganization in the Black Country, which resulted in the formation of a cluster of contiguous county boroughs. The County Borough of Warley was formed by the merger of the county boroughs of Smethwick and Rowley Regis, as well as the Worcestershire borough of Oldbury; the resulting county borough was associated with Worcestershire. Meanwhile, the county borough of Dudley, which had previously been a separate part of Worcestershire, grew and became associated with Staffordshire instead. As a result of this reorganization, Staffordshire now has a thin protrusion passing between the county boroughs (to the east) and Shropshire (to the west) to form a short border with Worcestershire.
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 under the Local Government Act 1972. County boroughs were abolished, with Stoke becoming a non-metropolitan district in Staffordshire and Burton forming an unparished area in the East Staffordshire district. Stoke-on-Trent regained its independence from Staffordshire on April 1, 1997, following the Banham Commission’s recommendation.
The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered in Britain was discovered in a field near Lichfield in July 2009. The artifacts, known as The Staffordshire Hoard, have been tentatively dated to the 7th or 8th centuries, putting their origins in the Kingdom of Mercia.
The county is hilly in both the north and south, with the southern uplands and moorlands of the Pennines in the north, parts of it in the Peak District National Park in the south, and Cannock Chase, an area of natural beauty in the north. The landscape is low and undulating in the middle regions. There are vast and important coalfields throughout the county. There are also rich iron ore deposits in the south. The Trent is the largest river. The soil is primarily clay, and agriculture was not highly developed until farm mechanization.
Flash, the highest village in Britain, is located in Staffordshire. The Staffordshire Moorlands village is 1,519 feet (463 meters) above sea level. The Ordnance Survey confirmed this record in 2007 after Wanlockhead in Scotland also claimed it. The BBC’s The One Show investigated the case in an attempt to settle the dispute, and Flash was determined to be the superior of the two. Cheeks Hill is Staffordshire’s highest point.
The green belt
West Midlands Green Belt, Stoke-on-Trent Green Belt, and Burton upon Trent and Swadlincote Green Belt
Staffordshire has three green belt areas, two of which surround the major conurbations of Stoke-on-Trent and the West Midlands and were established in the 1950s. All of the county’s districts have some belt.
Staffordshire is home to some well-known national and international corporations. The Britannia Building Society, based in Leek, is one of them. JCB is headquartered in Rocester, near Uttoxeter, and Bet365 is headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent. The Staffordshire Moorlands are home to the theme park Alton Towers, and Stoke-on-Trent is home to several of the world’s largest pottery manufacturers. Burton upon Trent is well-known for its beer brewing industry, with several major brands brewed there including Carling, Cobra, and Marston’s.