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Stonnall is a village in Staffordshire, England, close to Shenstone and Aldridge. It is divided into Upper Stonnall and Lower Stonnall, Upper Stonnall being the bulk of the modern village, and Lower Stonnall the more rural farms and cottages to the east of Wallheath Lane. The western boundary of the village is formed by the Chester Road, a road that dates back to the Middle Ages, Upper Stonnall being the closer to Aldridge and Lower Stonnall to Shenstone, so called due to the difference in height.
The name Stonnall is originally derived from the Saxon words "stan halh" meaning stony valley. Through the ages it was called Stanahala in 1143, Stanhala in 1167 and Stonhal during Henry III's reign.
Stonnall is part of the Lichfield district, formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972. Prior to this it was part of the Lichfield Rural District. It falls within Tamworth constituency.
Upper Stonnall has an infrequent bus service operated by Arriva Midland. It is called the 35B and runs between Walsall and Lichfield via Aldridge, Stonnall and Shentone. The route operates every 2 hours Monday to Saturday.
St. Peter's Church
Before Stonnall had its own church, ceremonies had taken place at St. John the Baptist's Church in Shenstone.
William Tenant, Lord of the Manor of Shenstone, gave the land on which the church is situated along with £100 towards the project of building a church. Shortly after, another £600 was raised and Mr. Mellor of Little Aston Hall took on the role as Clerk of Works as building began.
Other buildings in Stonnall
In addition to the church, Stonnall has a small collection of shops, two pubs, a Village Hall and St Peter's C of E primary school. There are also many residential buildings and some farm buildings, with the Sandhills Water Pumping station, owned by South Staffordshire Water, located just outside the village. There is also a park and a youth club.
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