Bishops Wood

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"Bishopswood" redirects here. For the village of Bishopswood in Herefordshire, see Walford, Ross-on-Wye.
For the South Wales nature reserve, see Bishop's Wood.
Bishops Wood
Bishops Wood is located in Staffordshire
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Bishops Wood shown within Staffordshire
OS grid reference SJ835097
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stafford
Postcode district ST19
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
StaffordshireCoordinates: 52°40′57″N 2°14′25″W / 52.68259°N 2.2402°W / 52.68259; -2.2402

Bishops Wood, or Bishopswood (grid reference SJ835097) is a small village on the Staffordshire border with Shropshire. It is home to the Royal Oak public house, the first to be named after the nearby oak tree at Boscobel House in which King Charles II hid after the Battle of Worcester. The population for this village taken at the 2011 census can be found under Brewood and Coven. Bishop's Wood (grid reference SJ753310) is a 352 hectare wood 4 miles west north west of Eccleshall, Staffordshire.

The village, in the parish of Brewood, may derive its name from the country residence of the early Bishops of Lichfield: Boscobel House. The King Charles II Royal Oak tree, White Ladies Priory, Blackladies (another former priory, now a private residence) and Weston Park are all within easy walking distance.

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