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Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands of England.wikipedia
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West Midlands (region)

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Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands of England.
The M6, which has its southern terminus just outside the southeast of the region at its junction with the M1, and which connects the region to North West England, passes Rugby and Nuneaton in Warwickshire, Coventry and Birmingham, and Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire.

Staffordshire

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Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands of England.
Other major settlements include Stafford, Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek, and Tamworth.

River Trent

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The original settlement was on dry sand and gravel peninsula that provided a strategic crossing point in the marshy valley of the River Sow, a tributary of the River Trent. Weston Hall stands 5 mi east of Stafford, in the Trent valley, with a large park and it was once part of the Chartley estate.
At this point the River Sow joins it from Stafford.

County town

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Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands of England.

River Sow

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The original settlement was on dry sand and gravel peninsula that provided a strategic crossing point in the marshy valley of the River Sow, a tributary of the River Trent.
The River Sow is a tributary of the River Trent in Staffordshire, England, and is the river that flows through Stafford.

Beorhthelm of Stafford

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It is thought Stafford was founded about 700 AD by a Mercian prince called Bertelin who, according to the legend, established a hermitage on the peninsula named Betheney.
He is said to have had a hermitage on the island of Bethnei, which later became the town of Stafford.

Stafford Castle

Stafford Castle was built by the Normans on the nearby hilltop to the west about 1090.
Stafford Castle is an ancient Grade II listed building that lies two miles to the west of Stafford, just off the A518 Stafford-to-Newport Road.

Izaak Walton

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The town's most famous son is Izaak Walton, author of The Compleat Angler, who was a staunch Royalist.
Walton was born at Stafford in c.

Æthelflæd

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Recent re-examination of the evidence shows this was a misinterpretation – it was a tree-trunk coffin placed centrally in the first, timber, chapel at around the time Æthelflæd founded the burh, in 913 AD.
Among the towns where she built defences were Bridgnorth, Tamworth, Stafford, Warwick, Chirbury and Runcorn.

St Chad's Church, Stafford

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The oldest building now in Stafford is St Chad's Church, dating back into the 12th century.
St Chad's Church, on Greengate Street in the centre of Stafford, is a Grade II* listed Anglican church.

Ancient High House

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He stayed for three days at the Ancient High House.
The Ancient High House is an Elizabethan town house located on the main street in Stafford.

Newcastle-under-Lyme

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The population in 2001 was 63,681 and that of the wider borough of Stafford 122,000, the third largest in the county after Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.
FirstGroup runs a network of services connecting Newcastle to the towns of the Potteries as well as Stafford whilst Arriva buses run to Shrewsbury via Market Drayton

Shire Hall, Stafford

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The Shire Hall Gallery was built in 1798 as a court house and office of the Mayor and Clerk of Stafford.
The Shire Hall is a public building in Stafford, England, completed in 1798 to a design by John Harvey.

Friars' Walk drill hall, Stafford

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The Friars' Walk drill hall was completed in 1913, just in time for the First World War.
The Friars' Walk drill hall is a former military installation in Stafford.

Stafford (UK Parliament constituency)

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Stafford has its own parliamentary constituency, represented since 2010 by Jeremy Lefroy, a Conservative.
The constituency forms the southerly part of the borough of Stafford, including the eponymous town itself plus the Penkridge area.

Wolverhampton

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It lies approximately 16 mi north of Wolverhampton, 18 mi south of Stoke-on-Trent and 24 mi north-west of Birmingham.
As well as serving suburbs of the city, buses from the centre of Wolverhampton also provide a direct link with the city of Birmingham and connections to Walsall, Telford, West Bromwich, Stourbridge, Cannock, Stafford, Sedgley, Bilston, Bloxwich, Bridgnorth and Dudley.

M6 motorway

M6Preston Bypass '''(M6)'''
The castle forms a landmark for drivers, as it is highly visible from the M6 motorway.
The M6 motorway runs from junction 19 of the M1 and from the beginning of the A14 in Catthorpe near Rugby in central England, passes between Coventry, Bedworth and Nuneaton, through Birmingham, Walsall and Stafford and near the smaller cities of Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent.

Shugborough Hall

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The Shugborough Hall country estate is 4 mi outside town.
The hall is situated on the edge of Cannock Chase, about 4 mi east of Stafford.

Chartley Castle

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Weston Hall stands 5 mi east of Stafford, in the Trent valley, with a large park and it was once part of the Chartley estate.
Chartley Castle lies in ruins to the north of the village of Stowe-by-Chartley in Staffordshire, between Stafford and Uttoxeter.

The Compleat Angler

Compleat Angler
The town's most famous son is Izaak Walton, author of The Compleat Angler, who was a staunch Royalist.
Walton was born in Stafford and moved to London when he was in his teens in order to learn a trade.

St Mary's Church, Stafford

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St Mary's, the collegiate church formerly linked to St Bertelin's chapel, was completely rebuilt in the early 13th century in a cruciform layout with an aisled nave and chancel typical of the period.
St Mary’s Church, Stafford is a Grade I listed parish church in the Church of England in Stafford.

Sandon Hall

The 19th century Sandon Hall is 5 mi northeast of Stafford.
Sandon Hall is a 19th-century country mansion, the seat of the Earl of Harrowby, at Sandon, Staffordshire, 5 mi northeast of Stafford.

Broad Eye Windmill

Broad Eye Mill
Windmill Broadcasting is an online community radio station broadcasting from the Broad Eye Windmill.
The Broad Eye Windmill is an historic windmill in the county town of Stafford, Staffordshire, England.

Grand Junction Railway

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In 1837 the Grand Junction Railway built the first railway line (part of the line from Birmingham to Warrington) and railway station in the town; at Warrington this linked, via another line, with the Liverpool-to-Manchester railway.
Authorised by Parliament on 6 May 1833 and designed by George Stephenson and Joseph Locke, the Grand Junction Railway opened for business on 4 July 1837, running for 82 mi from Birmingham through Wolverhampton (via Perry Barr and Bescot), Stafford, Crewe, and Warrington, then via the existing Warrington and Newton Railway to join the Liverpool and Manchester Railway at a triangular junction at Newton Junction.

Pirehill Hundred

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Stafford lay within the Pirehill hundred.
The Hundred also contains Stafford and Stone, which were renowned for shoe manufacturing, thought these industries attracted less workers from the countryside than did the bustling Potteries with its leisure-time attractions.