St Michael and All Angels Parish Church
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Tatenhill is an ancient village and a civil parish located in a deep valley, between two hills, which gradually descend from the eastern border of Needwood Forest, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west-southwest of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England.
The sandstone Parish Church of St. Michael is a 13th-century building which was substantially enlarged and altered in the 15th century. Around 1890, Bodley restored the church. It is a Grade II* listed building.
Beside the church stands the Old Rectory which was built in the early 18th century (1704 has been found written on the plaster inside the house) for William Binckes, Dean of Lichfield. Noted for its fine Georgian architecture is also a Grade II* listed building. In 2008, this house was one of four finalists in the "England's Finest Parsonage" contest featured in Country Life (magazine).
The village also boasts a charming village hall, designed to cater for a myriad of activities - from classic crèche to the mundane meetings. On Monday 29 May 2017, Tatenhill proudly hosted its first gay wedding at the village hall. An event that one on-looker reportedly described as being "the greatest event in Tatenhill's social calendar since Jimmy Cooper rode through the village whilst campaigning for better working conditions for the minors" - coincidently, the same Jimmy Cooper later known for his controversial efforts to open Cooper's Square in Burton-Upon-Trent with shops that only sold coal-based goods. With popular hits including Ronan Keating's "When You Say Nothing At All" and a ferocious game of beer pong which resulted in one black eye and a lot of broken red cups, the wedding was a huge success. It has also notably rendered the phrase "the only gay in the village" redundant, since the union saw this number increase by 100%. A feat even Jimmy would be proud of today.
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