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Staffordshire (/ˈstæfərdʃɪər, -ʃər/; postal abbreviation Staffs.) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, the West Midlands County and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.

The largest settlement in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent, which is administered as an independent unitary authority, separately from the rest of the county. Lichfield is a cathedral city. Other major settlements include Stafford, Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Rugeley, Leek, and Tamworth.

Other towns include Stone, Cheadle, Uttoxeter, Hednesford, Brewood, Burntwood/Chasetown, Kidsgrove, Eccleshall, Biddulph and the large villages of Penkridge, Wombourne, Perton, Kinver, Codsall, Tutbury, Alrewas, Barton-under-Needwood, Shenstone, Featherstone, Essington, Stretton and Abbots Bromley. Cannock Chase AONB is within the county as well as parts of the National Forest and the Peak District national park. (Full article...)

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The Roaches (from the French les roches - the rocks) is a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Staffordshire Peak District of England. The ridge with its rock formations rises steeply to 505 m (1,657 ft).

Along with Ramshaw Rocks and Hen Cloud they form a gritstone escarpment, which is popular with hikers, rock climbers and freerunners. It is often very busy especially at weekends. (Full article...)
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 Towns &  Districts  • STAFFORDSHIRE | PLACES | CIVIL PARISHES | Cannock Chase | East Staffordshire | Lichfield | Newcastle-under-Lyme | South Staffordshire | Stafford | Staffordshire Moorlands | Tamworth 
 History  • HISTORY  | Staffordshire Hoard  | Tamworth Castle  | Stafford Castle  |Tutbury Castle  |Chartley Castle  | MILITARY HISTORY | Battle of Hopton Heath  | South Staffordshire Regiment  North Staffordshire Regiment  | Staffordshire Yeomanry 
 Sights  • PLACES OF INTEREST | Drayton Manor Theme Park  | Alton Towers  | Rudyard Lake Steam Railway  | CASTLES & HISTORIC HOUSES | Ancient High House  | Barlaston Hall | Barlaston Hall | Barlaston Hall | Tixall Gatehouse | Alton Castle  | Blithfield Hall  | Wootton Lodge  | Erasmus Darwin House  | Hospital of St John Baptist without the Barrs  | Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum  | Ford Green Hall  | Himley Hall  | GRADE I LISTED BUILDINGS | GRADE II* LISTED BUILDINGS | Grade II* listed buildings in Cannock Chase (district)  | Grade II* listed buildings in Cannock Chase (district)  | Grade II* listed buildings in East Staffordshire  | Grade II* listed buildings in Lichfield (district)  | Grade II* listed buildings in Newcastle-under-Lyme (borough)  | Grade II* listed buildings in South Staffordshire  | Grade II* listed buildings in Stafford (borough)  | Grade II* listed buildings in Staffordshire Moorlands  | Grade II* listed buildings in Stoke-on-Trent  | Grade II* listed buildings in Tamworth (borough) 
 Sport &  Recreation  • SPORTING TEAMS | Stoke City F.C. | Port Vale F.C. | SPORTING VENUES | Britannia Stadium | Victoria Ground | Vale Park  | SPORTING EVENTS | Potteries derby  | RECREATION | Scouting 
 Transport  • CANALS | Caldon Canal  | Bridgewater Canal  |Trent and Mersey Canal  | Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal  | Hatherton Canal  | Lichfield Canal  | Shropshire Union Canal  | Sir Nigel Gresley's Canal  | Stourbridge Extension Canal  | Birmingham and Fazeley Canal  | RAIL  | Stoke-on-Trent railway station  | Lichfield City railway station  | Stafford railway station  | West Coast Main Line  | ROADS | M6  | M6 Toll  | M54  | M64  | A50  | A34 
 Education &  Services  • SCHOOLS | List of schools in Stoke-on-Trent  | UNIVERSITIES | Keele University | Staffordshire University | SERVICES | Fire and Rescue | Police | Severn Trent
 Culture &  Media  • LITERATURE | Arnold Bennett | Anna of the Five Towns | Clayhanger  | THEATRE | Regent Theatre | New Vic Theatre | Lichfield Garrick Theatre  | NEWSPAPERS | The Sentinel | Burton Mail | RADIO | BBC Radio Stoke | Signal 1 | Signal 2 | Stafford FM | Windmill Broadcasting | 6 Towns Radio 
 Religion  • RELIGION | Grade I listed churches in Staffordshire | Bishop of Lichfield | Lichfield Cathedral | Diocese of Lichfield | Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham

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Mow Cop Castle is a folly at Mow Cop, near Harriseahead, Staffordshire.Traces of a prehistoric camp have been found here, but in 1754, Randle Wilbraham of nearby Rode Hall built an elaborate summerhouse looking like a medieval fortress and round tower.

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