Cheslyn Hay

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Coordinates: 52°39′37″N 2°02′11″W / 52.66041°N 2.03642°W / 52.66041; -2.03642

Cheslyn Hay
Cheslyn Hay is located in Staffordshire
Cheslyn Hay
Cheslyn Hay
 Cheslyn Hay shown within Staffordshire
OS grid reference SJ976069
District South Staffordshire
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district WS6
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
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Cheslyn Hay is a former mining village in south Staffordshire located between Cannock and Walsall.

Station Street is the main street with some small shops.

A major employer in the village is B.S. Eaton Ltd, a manufacturer of concrete products. The company operates a fleet of distinctive orange trucks.

The former Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay railway station closed in 1965. A new station at Landywood opened in 1989, the station also serves the adjacent villages of Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley (The former Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay railway station closed in the 1960s). The LNWR also operated an earlier halt at Landywood which closed on 1 January 1916.

Before World War II there was a cinema at the top of Rosemary Road, on the site much later occupied by Barts Motors.

The housing stock has been grown significantly in each post war decade, with suburban expansion into surrounding fields.

The old Primary School was situated on the site bounded by Hatherton Street, Pinfold Lane, Hill Street and High Street. It was constructed circa 1883 and demolished in the 1990s and the land used for new housing. An additional modern building on the opposite side of Pinfold Lane was used for school meals and gym.

The village is now served by two primary schools (Glenthorne Primary School and Cheslyn Hay Primary School) and by one secondary school Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School.

The Hawkins family were a prominent family in the area in the 19th century.

During the 19th century the area was know colloquially as the Wyrley Bank (in the local dialect Wyrley Bonk).

Notable residents[edit]

Charles William "Charlie" Moore (born 3 June 1898 in Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire; died 9 March 1966), was an English football full back. In his early days, he played for Hednesford Town. In May 1919, he was sold to Manchester United. He stayed with United until his retirement in 1931. During his United career, he made 328 appearances, although he scored no goals.

Schools[edit]

There are three local schools in Cheslyn Hay

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