Caverswall

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Caverswall square

Caverswall is a village and parish in Staffordshire, to the south west of Staffordshire Moorlands.

Etymology[edit]

The name Caverswall is thought to have its origins in the Saxon words Cafhere, a personal noun, and Waelle, which meant spring or well.[1]By the time of the Domesday Book the village was called Caureswelle.

Around the Village[edit]

Church of St Peter

Near the village square are St Peter's Church of England Aided School, St. Peter's Church, St. Filumena's Catholic Church, St.Filumena's Primary School and a { now disused } Wesleyan Chapel. Also located on The Square is the Red House, a public house. In the middle of the square there is a large tree under which is a set of stocks.

Caverswall Castle may date from a Saxon manor house, but the fortifications date from a licence to crenellate (royal permission to fortify) granted in November 1275, although there may have been an earlier application in 1230. The castle remains were in-filled by a house in 1615, by Matthew Craddock from Stafford, and the former moat has been restored to encircle the castle. [2] It is privately owned.

Foxfield Light Railway is based approximately half a mile away from the village and runs heritage Steam Traction along the former Branch line to Foxfield Colliery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogers, M J W (1994). Caverswall In Old Picture Postcards. European Library,Zaltbommel Netherlands. ISBN 90-288-5840-7. 
  2. ^ Davis, Philip (2007-11-13). "Caverswall Castle". The Gatehouse. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 

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Coordinates: 52°59′00″N 2°04′28″W / 52.98342°N 2.07443°W / 52.98342; -2.07443