Talke

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Talke
Talke is located in Staffordshire
Talke
Talke
 Talke shown within Staffordshire
OS grid reference SJ824533
District Newcastle-under-Lyme
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Newcastle, Staffordshire
Postcode district ST7
Dialling code 01782
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Stoke-on-Trent North
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire

Coordinates: 53°04′37″N 2°15′47″W / 53.077°N 2.263°W / 53.077; -2.263

Talke is a village in the English county of Staffordshire, four miles northwest of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Etymology[edit]

Its unusual name is derived from the even more unusual "Talk o' th' Hill" which means 'bush on top of the hill'.[1] Talke is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Talc in 1086.

History[edit]

Talke was made a civil parish in 1932, being transferred from the disbanded Audley Urban District to being part of the Kidsgrove Urban District[2] which subsequently became part of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Talke and Talke Pits were formerly mining sites, which is why there are such road names as "Coal Pit Hill". There are no longer remnants of its industrial past, as nowadays Talke is a large housing estate.

Notable people[edit]

Reginald Mitchell (1895–1937), the creator of the Spitfire aeroplane, was a native of the village.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Literary Heritage - Talke". Shropshire County Council. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Unit history of Talke". A Vision of Britain. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 
  3. ^ Ritchie, Sebastian. "Mitchell, Reginald Joseph (1895–1937)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2004. Retrieved: 21 August 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Talke at Wikimedia Commons