Trentham, Staffordshire


Trentham, Staffordshire

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Trentham
latitude= 52.966348
longitude= -2.189856
population =
unitary_england= Stoke-on-Trent
lieutenancy_england=Staffordshire
region= West Midlands
constituency_westminster= Stoke-on-Trent South
post_town= STOKE-ON-TRENT
postcode_district = ST4
postcode_area= ST
dial_code= 01782
os_grid_reference= SJ872410

Trentham is a suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, located to the south-west of the city centre and to the south of the neighbouring town of Newcastle-under-Lyme. Although the majority of Trentham is within the city limits, it is mostly separated from the main urban area by surrounding open space and the Trent and Mersey Canal, giving it the feel of a distinct town in its own right. Trentham was the estate village for Trentham Hall, the former country house of the Dukes of Sutherland, and their mausoleum is a landmark next to the A34 road through the suburb.The ducal estate has been re-branded as Trentham Awakes, one of the region's major leisure and tourist attractions.

Trentham is not one of the historic "six towns" which comprise the city of Stoke-on-Trent, having joined the federation in the 1922 expansion of the city rather than being part of the initial 1910 grouping. This combination of history and geography, together with the area's significantly different demographics to the rest of the city, is often reflected in a tendency by Trentham residents to consider themselves separate to Stoke-on-Trent rather than a part of it. During the Second World War, Trentham Hall, within the Gardens, was used as a clearing house by the Bank of England. Some parts of Trentham fall within the boundary of Stafford Borough Council, notably the parish Church and remaining buildings from the Trentham Hall estate, which are within the Stafford parish of Swynnerton and are classed as a conservation area. The River Trent maps the border between the City of Stoke on Trent and Stafford Borough through most of its flow through Trentham.

Trentham has two Anglican Churches, three Public Houses, a rugby club, two Primary Schools (Priory and Ash Green) and a High School (Trentham High). The area is one of the most affluent in the city and is the home of several local celebrities such as John Rudge and Lou Macari.

The village is served by Wedgwood railway station on the Stafford to Manchester Line.

References

* The Making of the Six Towns ISBN 0-905080-42-4


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