Stretton, East Staffordshire

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Stretton
Stretton is located in Staffordshire
Stretton
Stretton
Stretton shown within Staffordshire
Population 8,611 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SK252263
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BURTON-ON-TRENT
Postcode district DE13
Dialling code 01283
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°50′02″N 1°37′34″W / 52.834°N 1.626°W / 52.834; -1.626Coordinates: 52°50′02″N 1°37′34″W / 52.834°N 1.626°W / 52.834; -1.626

Stretton is a large village and civil parish in Staffordshire, England. It is situated on the northern outskirts of Burton upon Trent and is effectively a suburb of that town. The name is Old English and means Street Town and comes it being on the Roman road called Ryknild Street. The population of the parish at the 2001 census was 8,355,[2] increasing to 8,611 at the 2011 Census.

The River Dove which forms the border between Staffordshire and Derbyshire flows past the eastern side of the village. The Trent and Mersey Canal also passes through.

Stretton was served by a railway station (Stretton and Claymills railway station) which was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on 1 January 1901. There was also a Stretton Junction. The station and the North Staffordshire Railway line have now gone. Today the principal transport link is the A38 road which passes through.

It is home to the sports and social clubs of Stretton Eagles and Stretton Wanderers. It also shares a nature trail with the neighbouring village of Rolleston on Dove.

Schools include Fountains High School, Fountains Primary School and William Shrewsbury Primary School.

The parish church of Stretton is St Mary's, part of the Diocese of Lichfield. The Dovecliff Hall Hotel is a Grade II listed country house to the north of the village.

External links[edit]

Media related to Stretton, East Staffordshire at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics Stretton CP headcount