Hatherton, Staffordshire

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St. Saviour, Hatherton
St. Saviour, Hatherton
Coordinates: 52°41′27″N 2°03′41″W / 52.6908°N 2.0615°W / 52.6908; -2.0615Coordinates: 52°41′27″N 2°03′41″W / 52.6908°N 2.0615°W / 52.6908; -2.0615
Country England
County Staffordshire

Hatherton is a settlement and civil parish located 3 14 miles (5.2 km) south-east of Penkridge, and on the western edge of modern-day Cannock, Staffordshire, England,[1] and lying adjacent to and north of Watling Street, now the A5.[2]

The civil parish include the village of Calf Heath.[3]

Hatherton was given to Wolverhampton monastery by Lady Wulfruna in 994.[2] Its name, Hagerthorndun in the Domesday Book, means "the hill where Hawthorns grow".[2] It was once an exclave of Wolverhampton.

Hatherton gave its name to the title of Baron Hatherton, and thus to the now-derelict, nearby, Hatherton Canal.[4]

The Four Crosses inn at Hatherton features an inscription dated '1636N'.[2] Hatherton Hall is an 1817, late-Georgian house, stucco finished, replacing a former Norman hall.[2] The village church, St Saviour, dates from 1876.[2]


  1. ^ "History of Hatherton in South Staffordshire - Map and description". Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Raven, Michael (2005). A Guide to Staffordshire and the Black Country, the Potteries and the Peak. Ashley, Market Drayton. pp. 168–169. ISBN 0906114330. 
  3. ^ South Staffordhire council
  4. ^ Hadfield, Charles (1985). The Canals of the West Midlands. David and Charles. ISBN 0-7153-8644-1. 

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