- Colwich, Staffordshire
Colwich Population 4,584  (2001 census) District Stafford Shire county Staffordshire Region West Midlands Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town Stafford Postcode district ST Police Staffordshire Fire Staffordshire Ambulance West Midlands EU Parliament West Midlands UK Parliament Stafford List of places: UK • England • Staffordshire
Colwich (Old English 'Charcoal specialised-farm' or perhaps, 'Cola's specialised farm') is a civil parish and village in Staffordshire, England. It is situated off the A51 road, about 3 miles (5 km) north west of Rugeley, and 7 miles (11 km) south east of Stafford. It lies principally on the north east bank of the River Trent near Wolseley Bridge, just north of Cannock Chase.
Shugborough Hall was the ancestral home of the earls of Lichfield, four miles (6 km) NW by W of Rugeley. The estate was purchased by William Anson in the early 17th century and is now in the care of the National Trust. The Lichfield family vault is at at St Michael and All Angels Church in Colwich, a short distance from Shugborough Hall.
Wolseley Hall was until recently the home of the Wolseley Baronets for at least eight centuries.
The village is noted for Colwich Abbey of St Mary's, a community of Roman Catholic nuns of the English Benedictine Congregation founded in 1623 at Cambrai in the Spanish Netherlands. In 1836 the community, having been expelled from France during the French Revolution, finally settled at The Mount, Colwich, where they established the present house, raised to the rank of an abbey in 1928.
Ceremonial county of Staffordshire Unitary authorities Boroughs or districts Major settlementsBiddulph • Burntwood • Burton upon Trent • Cannock • Cheadle • Eccleshall • Fazeley • Hednesford • Kidsgrove • Leek • Lichfield • Newcastle-under-Lyme • Penkridge • Rugeley • Stafford • Stoke-on-Trent (Burslem • Fenton • Hanley • Longton • Stoke • Tunstall) • Stone • Tamworth • Uttoxeter • Wombourne
See also: List of civil parishes in Staffordshire
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