Great Chatwell

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Great Chatwell
Cottages opposite the Red Lion - - 697067.jpg
Cottages in Great Chatwell
Great Chatwell is located in Staffordshire
Great Chatwell
Great Chatwell
Great Chatwell shown within Staffordshire
OS grid reference SJ794145
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Newport
Postcode district TF10
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
52°43′38″N 2°18′31″W / 52.7271°N 2.3085°W / 52.7271; -2.3085Coordinates: 52°43′38″N 2°18′31″W / 52.7271°N 2.3085°W / 52.7271; -2.3085

Great Chatwell is a small village in the county of Staffordshire, England. It is located 1 mile north-west of Blymhill on the border with Shropshire.Population details as taken at the 2011 census are shown under Newport, Shropshire

The name presumably derives either from nearby St. Chad's well at Chadwell or from the Old English for 'Ceatta's well or stream'.[1]

The village contains a number of notable buildings. A white cottage was formerly a telephone exchange, reputedly the last manual exchange in England. Opposite the Red Lion public house is the former Cock Inn, the back wall of which is ancient and thought locally to have once formed part of a monastery. Beside this is the grand 19th-century arched entrance to Chatwell Court. A short distance to the north-east of the village can be found the well-preserved remains of a brick kiln. At the south of the village are the sheds of a substantial factory farm.


  1. ^ Ekwall, E., 'The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names', Oxford, 1960.


  • Raven, Michael, 'A Guide to Shropshire', Michael Raven, 2005, 0906114349.
  • Raven, Michael, 'A Guide to Staffordshire and the Black Country', Michael Raven, 2004, 0906114330.

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