Pattingham

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Pattingham
Pattingham is located in Staffordshire
Pattingham
Pattingham
 Pattingham shown within Staffordshire
Population 2,258 (2004 Estimate)
OS grid reference SO822991
District South Staffordshire
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Wolverhampton
Postcode district WV6
Dialling code 01902
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire

Coordinates: 52°35′23″N 2°15′46″W / 52.58964°N 2.26291°W / 52.58964; -2.26291

Pattingham is a village in South Staffordshire, close to the border with Shropshire. The village is seven miles to the west of Wolverhampton and seven and a half miles east of Bridgnorth.

Pattingham was originally a farming community but expanded housing in the mid- to late-20th century has led to it becoming a dormitory village for West Midlands conurbation. The population of the village is around 2,500.

The village centre consists of a parish church and primary school (both St Chad’s), a village hall, and several shops. The village has two public houses and a workingmen’s club, and now has The Cowshed Restaurant.

The oldest extant portion of St Chad’s Church dates from the late 12th century. The church was rebuilt in the mid-17th century following a devastating fire. George Gilbert Scott extensively remodelled the church in the late 19th century. The parish of Pattingham and Patshull in the diocese of Lichfield straddles the Staffordshire/Shropshire border.

Patshull Hall is a mid-18th century Baroque house whose estate was landscaped by Capability Brown. St Mary's, Patshull estate’s church, was built at the same time as the Hall. It was formerly the Staffordshire seat of the Earls of Dartmouth. A hotel is situated in the grounds of the Hall and features a golf course and trout fishing lakes.

Pattingham House was designed by William Baker of Audlem about 1760, and was formerly known as The Torque House after an iron age gold torc which was discovered in the grounds.

A mile outside Pattingham is Rudge Hall, a Grade II listed house, which belonged to the Wight-Boycott family during the 19th century.

Many of the more modern houses in the village were designed by Richard Hughes, a late 19th-century architect who gained inspiration from the works of Thomas Telford and William Morris.

Schools[edit]

Shops and Pubs[edit]

  • The Pigot Arms
  • The Crown
  • Co-Op general store
  • Ann Raymond Flowers
  • Hair and Beauty by Shelley
  • Kenneth Clive Menswear
  • Medicare Pharmacy
  • Lychgate Coffee cafe
  • Pattingham Hardware

Further reading[edit]

  • May Griffiths. Around Pattingham & Wombourne in Old Photographs. 1992
  • Alex Brew. Tettenhall & Pattingham (The Archive Photograph Series). 1997

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