Hoar Cross

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Hoar Cross
Holy Angels, Hoar Cross - geograph.org.uk - 1451994.jpg
Holy Angels' Church, Hoar Cross
Hoar Cross is located in Staffordshire
Hoar Cross
Hoar Cross
Hoar Cross shown within Staffordshire
Population250 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSK132232
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBURTON-ON-TRENT
Postcode districtDE13 0
Dialling code01283
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°47′24″N 1°48′00″W / 52.790°N 1.800°W / 52.790; -1.800Coordinates: 52°47′24″N 1°48′00″W / 52.790°N 1.800°W / 52.790; -1.800

Hoar Cross is a small village and civil parish in the Borough of East Staffordshire, situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) west of Burton upon Trent.

History[edit]

Hoarcross, as it was then called, was enclosed like the nearby Chartley Park from Needwood Forest. Unlike Chartley Park, Hoarcross survived without significant development. Today it is surrounded by agricultural land, still nestled in the hills of the ancient Needwood Forest (now part of the National Forest) but now become a notably affluent part of the East Staffordshire borough.

The eight extensive ornate partitioned gardens of Hoar Cross Hall once rivalled those of nearby Trentham, and maintained an extensive staff of gardeners in the early decades of the 20th century. Today this 19th century mansion is a hotel and health spa, situated 12-mile (0.80 km) to the west of Hoar Cross village.

The Church[edit]

The Anglican parish church of Hoar Cross is Holy Angels' Church, in the Diocese of Lichfield. It was built by the pious Anglo-Catholic, Emily Charlotte Meynall-Ingram (sister of Charles Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax) as a memorial to her late husband Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram. The church - an extremely elaborate edifice - was designed by George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner. One of its more famous features is a highly elaborate set of Stations of the Cross.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 9 December 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hoar Cross at Wikimedia Commons