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Hammerwich Collage.jpg
From top left: Hammerwich Mill; Hall Lane; St John Baptist Church; Hammerwich railway station.
Hammerwich is located in Staffordshire
 Hammerwich shown within Staffordshire
Population 3,818 (Census 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SK065075
District Lichfield
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district WS7
Dialling code 01543
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Lichfield
List of places

Coordinates: 52°39′58″N 1°54′04″W / 52.666°N 1.901°W / 52.666; -1.901

Hammerwich is a village and civil parish[2] in Lichfield District, Staffordshire, England. It is situated to the south east of Burntwood.

The name may derive from the Old English hamor (by a hill) and wic (place)[citation needed], or possibly, 'a smith's workshop' or 'a hammer-making workshop'.[3]

Charcoal burning, nail making, agriculture and coal mining have all been prevalent in the village over the years.

Amenities in the village at present include a post office, community centre, a Women's Institute hall and a church called St.John the Baptist. There are also numerous green lanes, footpaths and streams in the surrounding countryside.

In July 2009 the Staffordshire Hoard, a large collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver was found 0.7 miles south west of the village in a field owned by Fred Johnson within the parish.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Names and codes for Administrative Geography". Office for National Statistics. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Hammerwich". Key To English Place Names. English Place Name Society. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Minutes of the 13 October 2009 Meeting of Lichfield District Council" (PDF). Lichfield District Council. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

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