Loggerheads, Staffordshire


Loggerheads, Staffordshire

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 52.9192
longitude= -2.3893
official_name= Loggerheads
shire_district= Newcastle-under-Lyme
shire_county=Staffordshire
region = West Midlands
constituency_westminster= Stone
post_town= Nr. Market Drayton
postcode_area= TF
postcode_district=TF9
dial_code= 01630
os_grid_reference= SJ739358
population= 1,359

Loggerheads is a small village in north Staffordshire, England, on the A53 between Market Drayton and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

History

The village and local pub (The Loggerheads Hotel) has what many regard as an unusual name.

The etymology of the village is doubtful.

Loggerheads was home to the Cheshire Joint Sanatorium which is a Tuberculosis Sanitorium. It stood in convert|250|acre|km2 of woodland in the Burntwoods. It was opened in 1923 and the last two patients were discharged in October 1969. It was believed at the time that the fresh air was an effective treatment for the disease, and patients were sometimes put outside in their beds and encouraged to breathe in the air.The site stood closed for a few years while plans for its future were discussed, then in 1977 Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council purchased the site for redevelopment.

The Burntwood was once a large oak wood, now very much coniferous. It was part of the Blore Forest. The oak trees were removed to make way for the quicker growing softwood - of more commercial value.

The village is close to the border of Shropshire and Cheshire. This village is adjacent to Ashley, Staffordshire.

chools

* [http://www.hugomeynell.staffs.sch.uk/ The Hugo Meynell Primary School Website]

Nearest Places

Market Drayton,
Whitmore,
Woore,
Croxton,
Eccleshall

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/564540.stm The Loggerheads Sanitorium]
* [http://www.broadband4ashley.co.uk/ Loggerheads and Ashley Community website]


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