Church Eaton

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Church Eaton
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Church Eaton
Church Eaton is located in Staffordshire
Church Eaton
Church Eaton
Church Eaton shown within Staffordshire
Population 680 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SJ847175
Civil parish
  • Church Eaton
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stafford
Postcode district ST20
Dialling code 01785
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
Website Church Eaton
List of places
UK
England
StaffordshireCoordinates: 52°45′26″N 2°13′18″W / 52.7573°N 2.2217°W / 52.7573; -2.2217

Church Eaton is a village and civil parish in Staffordshire some 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Stafford, 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Penkridge and 4 miles (6 km) from the county boundary with Shropshire. It is in rolling dairy farming countryside. The hamlet of Wood Eaton is northwest of the village.

Parish church[edit]

The Church of England parish church of Saint Editha [2] largely dates from the 12th century. It has a square west tower with a spire, a large 7-light east window of fine stained glass by C.E. Kempe depicting scenes from the life of Christ,[3] and "the broken and repaired remains of an elaborate early 12th century font, closely related to the font at Bradley,"[4] and that at Lilleshall, except that the font at Bradley[5] is in much better condition. Nikolaus Pevsner states that these fonts were all made at Gnosall.

Amenities[edit]

Church Eaton has a public house, The Royal Oak.[6]

Church Eaton also has a cricket club, which is part of the North Staffordshire south Cheshire Cricket Leagues and play in division 8.

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