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Burntwood is a town in Staffordshire, England, approximately 4 miles (6 km) west of Lichfield. The town had a population of 26,049 at the time of the 2011 census and forms part of Lichfield district. The town forms one of the largest urbanised parishes in England. Samuel Johnson opened an academy in nearby Edial in 1736. The town is home to the smallest park in the UK, Prince's Park, which is located next to Christ Church on the junction of Farewell Lane and Church Road. The town expanded in the nineteenth century around the coal mining industry.
In September 2009 it was announced that a Burntwood man, Terry Herbert, had discovered a hoard of Saxon treasure with a metal detector in a field in the adjoining village of Hammerwich. Known as the Staffordshire Hoard, it is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold yet found.
- Boney Hay Community Primary School
- Chase Terrace Primary School
- Chasetown Community School
- Fulfen Primary School
- Highfields Primary School
- Holly Grove Primary School
- Ridgeway Primary School
- Springhill Primary School
- St Joseph and St Theresa Catholic Primary School
- Chase Terrace Technology College.
- Erasmus Darwin Academy (previously Chasetown Specialist Sports College)
Both high schools fell victim to arson attacks in 2002. Most of Chase Terrace Technology College was destroyed in August 2002. While Chasetown Specialist Sports College lost its gym facility in December 2002. Both buildings have been rebuilt and refurbished.
- Dalian Atkinson Ex Aston Villa Footballer
- Kim Betts (born 1971) gymnast and body builder known as Lightning in Gladiators
- Jon Brookes (1969-2013) former drummer from The Charlatans
- Gary Cahill professional footballer with Aston Villa, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea and England.
- John Cornwall (c.1366–1414) an English soldier, politician and landowner; in 1417, when sued for £20, gave his residence as Abnalls in Burntwood
- Mitchel Emms, formerly of The Treatment (band), vocalist & musician, quarter finalist of BBC1's The Voice UK 2013
- Darren Evetts Lord of Burntwood
- Sonia Lannaman (born 1956) a British former 100 metres athlete, bronze medallist at the 1980 Summer Olympics
- Paul Manning MBE (born 1974) a former English professional track and road bicycle racer
- Damon Minchella (born 1969) bass guitarist from Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller
- Sir Eric Pountain 1987 Businessman of the Year
- Kid Rad (born 1990) a British music artist, record producer and entrepreneur
- William Raynes (1871–1966) a British politician, MP for Derby 1923/4, alderman and Mayor of Derby
- Chris Slater (born 1984) an English footballer
- Gary Stringer, lead singer of the band Reef
- Stephen Sutton MBE (1994–2014) blogger for his blog Stephen's Story and charity activist for the Teenage Cancer Trust
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- Gary J. Tunnicliffe (born 1968) a British special make-up effects designer, writer and director
- Alan Wiley (born 1960) a former English football referee
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- "Anglo-Saxon treasures uncovered". BBC News. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2010.