Gailey, Staffordshire

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Lock keeper's tower at Gailey, Staffordshire - - 1577107.jpg
Lock keeper's tower
Gailey is located in Staffordshire
Gailey shown within Staffordshire
OS grid reference SJ912107
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STAFFORD
Postcode district ST19
Dialling code 01902
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°41′38″N 2°07′44″W / 52.694°N 2.129°W / 52.694; -2.129Coordinates: 52°41′38″N 2°07′44″W / 52.694°N 2.129°W / 52.694; -2.129

Gailey is a small village in Staffordshire, England. It is at the junction of the A5 and A449 roads, and is on the boundary of the parishes of Brewood and Coven (formerly Brewood) and Penkridge, in South Staffordshire.

The village was in existence at the time of the Domesday Book (1086) when it was referred to as Gragelie.[1] In the 19th century, Gailey was also known as Spread Eagle, from the name of the pub adjacent to the road junction.[2]

In 1837, the Grand Junction Railway built a railway station in the village. The Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line still passes through the site, although the station at Gailey closed in 1951.

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  1. ^ "Gailey History". Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  2. ^ "'Penkridge: Introduction and manors', A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 5: East Cuttlestone hundred". 1959. pp. 103–126. Retrieved 2008-06-02.