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Burntwood Shopping Centre
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Burntwood is a former mining town and civil parish, it is now a suburban town of the Lichfield District in Staffordshire, England, approximately 4 miles (6 km) west of Lichfield and north east of Brownhills. The town had a population of 26,049 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.
Areas of Burntwood are Boney Hay, Chase Terrace, Chasetown, Gorstey Lea and Burntwood Green. Nearby places are Brownhills, Cannock, Cannock Wood, Norton Canes, Gentleshaw, Pipehill, Muckley Corner, Hammerwich and Lichfield.
In July 2009 a Burntwood man, Terry Herbert, 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.
Burntwood - along with Chasetown - has good bus connections to Cannock, Rugeley and Lichfield operated by D&G Bus (from 10th January 2021) and National Express West Midlands. There are also regular connections to the West Midlands areas of Walsall and Brownhills operated by National Express West Midlands bus route 10A (previously route 10 until 2018). A morning peak service to Birmingham also runs for commuters.
Burntwood was served by the South Staffordshire Line which had a station in Hammerwich. There were many mineral lines in Burntwood which connected to Chasewater collieries as well as Angelsea Sidings. There is a heritage railway called the Chasewater Railway which is nearby with stops at Chasetown (Church Street) and Chasewater Heaths. In 2015, Lichfield District Council released a transport plan for Burntwood mentioning that if the line reopens to passenger services, there could be a chance of a new station to serve the town.
Ring Road near the town centre , as the name suggests, was intended to form part of the ring road around the town centre, a function superseded by the A5190.
- Abacus Early Learners
- Busy Bees at St Matthews
- Little People Nursery
- Sunny Days Nursery
- Little Owls Nursery
- Oakbridge Little Learners
- Boney Hay Primary Academy (previously 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 Academy (previously Chase Terrace High School)
- Erasmus Darwin Academy (previously Chasetown Specialist Sports College, before that Chasetown High School)
Both high schools fell victim to arson attacks in 2002. Most of Chase Terrace was destroyed in August 2002. While Chasetown Specialist Sports College lost its gym facility in December 2002. Both buildings have been rebuilt and refurbished.
- Maple Hayes Hall School
- Dalian Atkinson Ex Aston Villa Footballer
- Francis Barber, 1742-1801 Samuel Johnson's manservant and assistant, who set up a school here.
- 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.
- Computerchemist (born 1964) multi-instrumentalist musician
- 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
- Jimmy Hill (born 1989) – English radio, television, and Internet personality
- 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
- 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) – English footballer
- Stephen Sutton MBE (1994–2014) blogger for his blog Stephen's Story and charity activist for the Teenage Cancer Trust
- 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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- "Names and codes for Administrative Geography". Office for National Statistics. 31 December 2008. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
- "Anglo-Saxon treasures uncovered". BBC News. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- Matt Lee (4 January 2013). "Staffordshire Hoard: 'Opening a window into the Mercian kingdom'". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Lichfield District Council Transport Plan" (PDF).
- "UK | England | High school 'destroyed' by fire not tr". BBC News. 15 August 2002. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
- "UK | England | School closed after gym fire". BBC News. 9 December 2002. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
- University of Wolverhampton (9 May 2013). "May 2013 - Student hopes to be The Voice - University of Wolverhampton". Wlv.ac.uk. Retrieved 19 April 2019.