Weeford

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Weeford
View of part of the church through foliage
St Mary's Church
Weeford is located in Staffordshire
Weeford
Weeford
 Weeford shown within Staffordshire
Population 202 
OS grid reference SK1404
Civil parish Weeford
District Lichfield
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LICHFIELD
Postcode district WS14
Dialling code 01543
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Tamworth[1]
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire

Coordinates: 52°38′N 1°47′W / 52.63°N 1.79°W / 52.63; -1.79

Weeford is a village and civil parish located in the Lichfield District of Staffordshire in England. It has a population of 202.[2]

The name Weeford is believed to come from the Old English Wēohford or Wēoford, and to mean "Holy ford",[3] or "ford by a heathen temple".[4]

The medieval church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, and listed Grade II. It was rebuilt to its present form in 1802,[5][6] 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.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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