South Staffordshire


South Staffordshire

South Staffordshire is a local government district in Staffordshire, England. The district lies to the north and west of Wolverhampton and the West Midlands, bordering Shropshire to the west and Worcestershire to the south. It contains no towns of major size and many of the settlements within the district are dormitory villages for Stafford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Telford.

The district was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of Cannock Rural District (in the north) and Seisdon Rural District (in the south).

Its council is based in Codsall, one of the larger settlements in the district, along with Brewood, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Kinver, Landywood, Penkridge, Perton and Wombourne (which some claim to be "officially the largest village in England"). Other villages in the district include Essington, Featherstone, Lower Penn, Pattingham, Seisdon, Trysull and Coven.

The district covers a similar geographic area to South Staffordshire parliamentary constituency.

Woods in the area include bunkers tree wood.


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