Coordinates: 52°39′58″N 1°54′04″W / 52.666°N 1.901°W
Hammerwich is a village and civil parish 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) , or possibly, 'a smith's workshop' or 'a hammer-making workshop'.
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.
Notable Current & Former Residents
||Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hammerwich.
- ^ "Names and codes for Administrative Geography". Office for National Statistics. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
- ^ "Hammerwich". Key To English Place Names. English Place Name Society. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
- ^ "Minutes of the 13 October 2009 Meeting of Lichfield District Council" (PDF). Lichfield District Council. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
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