Colwich, Staffordshire

Colwich, Staffordshire
Population 4,584 [1] (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'[2]) 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.

The parish comprises about 8,800 acres (36 km2) of land in the villages and hamlets of Colwich, Great Haywood, Little Haywood, Moreton, Bishton and Wolseley Bridge.

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.[3]

Wolseley Hall was until recently the home of the Wolseley Baronets for at least eight centuries.

Colwich Abbey

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.


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Coordinates: 52°47′15″N 1°58′50″W / 52.787526°N 1.980608°W / 52.787526; -1.980608

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