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St Chad's church - Pattingham - - 832905.jpg
St Chad's parish church
Pattingham is located in Staffordshire
Location within Staffordshire
Population2,246 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSO822991
Civil parish
  • Pattingham and Patshull
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWolverhampton
Postcode districtWV6
Dialling code01902
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
52°35′23″N 2°15′46″W / 52.58964°N 2.26291°W / 52.58964; -2.26291Coordinates: 52°35′23″N 2°15′46″W / 52.58964°N 2.26291°W / 52.58964; -2.26291

Pattingham is a village in the civil parish of Pattingham and Patshull, South Staffordshire, near the county boundary with Shropshire. Pattingham is seven miles west of Wolverhampton and seven and a half miles east of Bridgnorth.


Pattingham was originally a farming community but expanded housing in the mid- to late-20th century has led to it becoming a dormitory village for West Midlands conurbation. The population of the civil parish is around 2,200.

The village centre has a parish church and primary school (both St Chad’s), a village hall, and several shops. It has also two public houses, a working men’s club and The Cowshed Restaurant.

The oldest extant portion of St Chad’s Church dates from the late 12th century. The church was rebuilt in the mid-17th century following a devastating fire. George Gilbert Scott extensively remodelled the church in the late 19th century.

Patshull Hall is a mid-18th century Baroque house whose estate was landscaped by Capability Brown. St Mary's, Patshull estate’s church, was built at the same time as the Hall. It was formerly the Staffordshire seat of the Earls of Dartmouth. A hotel is situated in the grounds of the Hall and features a golf course and trout fishing lakes.

Pattingham House was designed by William Baker of Audlem about 1760, and was formerly known as The Torque House after an iron age gold torc which was discovered in the grounds.

A mile outside Pattingham is Rudge Hall, a Grade II listed house, which belonged to the Wight-Boycott family during the 19th century.

Many of the more modern houses in the village were designed by Richard Hughes, a late 19th-century architect who was inspired by the works of Thomas Telford and William Morris.


Shops and Pubs[edit]

  • The Pigot Arms
  • The Crown
  • Co-op general store and Post Office
  • Raymondclarke Florist
  • Hair and Beauty by Shelley
  • Kenneth Clive Menswear
  • Medicare Pharmacy
  • Lychgate Coffee cafe
  • In-depth Photos
  • Martin Thomas family butchers

On the edge of the village:

  • The Cow Shed restaurant

Further reading[edit]

  • May Griffiths. Around Pattingham & Wombourne in Old Photographs. 1992
  • Alex Brew. Tettenhall & Pattingham (The Archive Photograph Series). 1997


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 11 September 2015.

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