The Black Horse
Edingale shown within Staffordshire
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|Postcode district||B79 9|
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Edingale is a village and civil parish in Lichfield District, Staffordshire, England. It lies on the River Mease, around 7 miles (11 km) north of Tamworth close to the border with Derbyshire. In 2001 the parish had a population of 598.
A well known family coming from Edingale would be the Green family which has lived in the village for generations. Edingale's most famous son must be Mr E J Holland (Jos Holland), a local farmer who bred shire horses and worked them on his farm into the 1970s. Many of the "shires" bred by Jos Holland earned awards of repute.Jos Hollands main man was Tom Wilcox who worked for him looking after the Shire Horse, Clun Forest Sheep and Tamworth pigs from when he left school until he had to retire due to ill health in his late 50's. The local primary school is the Mary Howard CE School. The village had a second pub until the early 1970s - the Holy Bush. Another notable village family are the Garlands who originally owned farms in the area and have now expanded into shooting grounds and even rocket launching areas. The Village also has its own pub called the Black Horse which many villagers refer to as their local.
Edingale was mentioned in the Domesday book as part of Derbyshire and belonging to Henry de Ferrers and being worth two shillings. The name of the village comes from Old English, with the meaning nook of land of Edin 's (or Eadwine 's) people.
In 1831 the population of the Staffordshire village was 177. By 1851 it had risen to 197, on about 850 acres of land, when the lord of the manor was the Earl of Lichfield, though the land belonged to a number of other persons.
Formerly in Tamworth Rural District, the parish became part of Lichfield Rural District during the boundary changes of 1934. The civil parish of Croxall was incorporated into Edingale at the same time.
The village has 1 football team Edingale Swifts. they will play in the 2014 - 2015 season in Division 3 of the Tamworth and District Sunday Football League.
The Black Horse Edingale were the villages other football team but they folded in December 2013.
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- OS Explorer Map 245: The National Forest :(1:25 000) :ISBN 0 319 24028 2
- Map Details retrieved 11 April 2013
- Reference to E J Holland retrieved 11 April 2013
- school website retrieved 11 April 2013
- Henry was given a large number of manors in Derbyshire including Tissington, Atlow and Cowley.
- Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin. 2003. p. 745. ISBN 0-14-143994-7.
- "Key to English Place Names". Institute for Name-Studies. Retrieved 30 September 2009.
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- "Edingale - a Parish in Perspective". Edingale Parish Council. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2009.
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- "Croxall". Online Gazetteer. Staffordshire County Council. 21 April 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2009.
- "Listed buildings of Edingale CP". Lichfield District Council. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
- "The Tamworth & District Sunday Football League". Retrieved 11 October 2009.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Edingale.|
- Staffordshire Past Track: Old images of Edingale
- A Lost Way of Life: Farms in the Parish, edingalevillage.co.uk