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View of part of the church through foliage
St Mary's Church
Weeford is located in Staffordshire
Weeford shown within Staffordshire
Population 215 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SK1404
Civil parish
  • Weeford
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district WS14
Dialling code 01543
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°38′N 1°47′W / 52.63°N 1.79°W / 52.63; -1.79Coordinates: 52°38′N 1°47′W / 52.63°N 1.79°W / 52.63; -1.79

Weeford is a village and civil parish in the Lichfield district of Staffordshire, England. According to the 2011 Census, the parish had a population of 215, an increase from 202 in the 2001 Census.[3]

The name Weeford is believed to come from the Old English Wēohford or Wēoford, and to mean "Holy ford",[4] or "ford by a heathen temple".[5]

The medieval church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, and listed Grade II. It was rebuilt to its present form in 1802,[6][7] to a design by James Wyatt. Wyatt had himself been born at Blackbrook Farm in Weeford in 1746, and by 1802 had already designed such buildings as the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford and Broadway Tower, Worcestershire.

Manley Hall (also known as Thickbroom Hall) was an English Tudor-style country house which at one time stood in a 1200-acre estate on the western outskirts of the village.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "United Kingdom Parliament". Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Lichfield". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Key to English Place Names". Institute for Name-Studies. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  5. ^ *Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, by A.D.Mills, publ Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-280074-4
  6. ^ "Weeford S.Mary the Virgin, Weeford". The Church of England. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  7. ^ "GENUKI: Weeford". Retrieved 18 September 2009. 

External links[edit]

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