Enville, Staffordshire


Enville, Staffordshire

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Enville
latitude= 52.477943
longitude= -2.259088
population = 489 (2004) [ [http://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=14073 Enville Parish Council] ]
shire_district= South Staffordshire
shire_county= Staffordshire
region= West Midlands
constituency_westminster= South Staffordshire
post_town= STOURBRIDGE
postcode_area= DY
postcode_district= DY7
dial_code= 01384
os_grid_reference= SO825867

Enville is a small village in rural Staffordshire, England, on the A458 road between Stourbridge and Bridgnorth. Enville is also the name of the parish in which it lies.

The earliest recorded name of the village was Efnefeld, and under that name it is entered in "Domesday Book".

Enville is in the South Staffordshire district. The largest village nearby is Kinver, with the smaller villages of Bobbington and Six Ashes."The Sheepwalks", a popular walking area, are nearby as is Kinver Edge. Enville Golf Course is just outside the village.

The tiny village consists of The Cat public house, a Post Office, a general store, an antique shop and around 100 houses. St Marys Church stands to the west of the village. The present ornate tower was built in 1871, when the original tower was taken down. Evidence of an earlier church on the site is to be found in a small stone figure of Saxon origin built into the arcading above the south aisle. The church has a Norman nave (about AD 1100) and a Transitional chancel (built by Roger de Birmingham, AD 1272-1307) and despite extensive restorations in 1749 and 1871 the distinguishing features remain.

The village is dominated by the large Enville Hall estate. The Earls of Stamford lived in Enville Hall which is still owned and lived in by the family though the title is extinct. The Hall, which once boasted its own private racecourse (now a mere forestry track), remains a private house, but it hosts occasional events each year.

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