Fulford, Staffordshire

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St Nicholas Church
Fulford is located in Staffordshire
Location within Staffordshire
Area0.3025 km2 (0.1168 sq mi)
Population650 (2011 census)
• Density2,149/km2 (5,570/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • Fulford
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStoke-on-Trent
Postcode districtST11
Dialling code01782
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
52°56′20″N 2°04′19″W / 52.939°N 2.072°W / 52.939; -2.072Coordinates: 52°56′20″N 2°04′19″W / 52.939°N 2.072°W / 52.939; -2.072

Fulford is a village and civil parish about 5 miles north east of Stone,[1] in the Stafford district, in the county of Staffordshire, England. In 2011 the built-up area had a population of 650[2] and the parish had 5931.[3] The village is on one of the tributaries of the River Blythe.[4] The parish is one of the largest in the Stafford district.[5] The parish touches Forsbrook, Hilderstone, Stone Rural, Barlaston and Draycott in the Moors.[6] Fulford is the highest point in the Stafford district and varies between 650 and 730 feet above sea level.[7]


Fulford has a church dedicated to St Nicholas, which is Grade II listed and was built in the Gothic style in 1825 by C. H. Winks,[8] a primary school[9] and village hall on Fulford Road[10] and a pub called the Shoulder of Mutton, on Meadow Lane.[11] There are 9 listed buildings in Fulford, all Grade II listed.[12]


The name "Fulford" means "the dirty ford".[13][14] Fulford was recorded in the Domesday Book as Fuleford.[15] Formerly a township and chapelry,[16] Fulford became a civil parish on 1 April 1897. The parish was created from part of Stone Rural parish, which itself had been split from Stone parish in 1894.[17][18]


  1. ^ "History of Fulford, in Stafford and Staffordshire". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Fulford Built-up area". Noims. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Fulford Parish". Noims. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Chapter 1 - A Historical Account of Fulford Village". Fulford Parish Council. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Fulford Parish Profile". Fulford Parish Council. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Fulford". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Fulford Conservation Area Appraisal" (PDF). Stafford Borough Council. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  8. ^ "CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS". Historic England. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Contact Us". Fulford Primary School. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Contact Us". Fulford Village Hall. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  11. ^ "The Shoulder of Mutton Fulford". The Shoulder of Mutton Fulford. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Listed Buildings in Fulford, Stafford, Staffordshire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Last name: Fulford". SurnameDB. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Fulford Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Staffordshire D-P". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Fulford". GENUKI. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Fulford Ch/CP through time Relationships and changes". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Stone Registration District". UKBMD. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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