755 Photographs of 69 Historic Sites
by Craig Thornber


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Arms of Staffordshire   Great Gate near Croxden



People who don't know Staffordshire often imagine it to be dominated by the Potteries in the north and the Black Country in the south. There are indeed some large industrial and former mining areas, but those who have visited Alton Towers will know that the spectacular rides are set in an area of beautiful rolling countryside. The Staffordshire Moorland area has some of the finest countryside anywhere, yet it is much less visited than the Lake District and the Derbyshire Peaks. In addition there are extensive areas of wonderful countryside in other parts of the county including the valley of the River Dove and Cannock Chase. Staffordshire also has some interesting historic market towns, including Stafford, Tamworth, Leek, Newcastle and Lichfield. These pages show photographs from some of my travels around the county. The coverage is not comprehensive or even systematic; it is idiosyncratic, depending on whim and the weather. If I enthuse about what I see it is not because I am unduly partisan being born in Lancashire and resident in Cheshire.

Abbots Bromley Croxden Abbey Ipstones Rocester
Alstonefield Dieulacres Abbey (site of) Leek Part 1 Rushton Spencer and Rudyard
Alton Village Dilhorne and Caverswall Leek Part 2 Sandon
Bagnall Eccleshall Leek Part 3 The Nicholson Institute Seighford
Barlaston Ellastone Lichfield slide show Shugborough Hall
Biddulph Ford Green Hall Longnor Stafford slide show
Biddulph Grange Gardens Forton Longton: slide show Swynnerton
Blore Froghall & Oakamoor Mayfield Tamworth slide show
Blymhill Gnosall Meerbrook and Tittesworth Thor's Cave and Wetton
Brewood Grindon Milwich Trentham Gardens
Broughton Hamstall Ridware Moseley Old Hall Trent Source
Burslem Hanbury Mucklestone Tunstall
Butterton Hanging Stone and Lud's Church Norbury Tutbury
Cauldon High Offley Okeover Uttoxeter
Cheadle Hoar Cross Onecote Warslow
Checkley Horton Penkridge Waterfall
Cheddleton Ilam Ranton Abbey Weston Park
Codsall     Wootton Lodge


Slide Shows of "Great Days Out" in Staffordshire

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Burgess, Dorling & Leigh   Gladstone Pottery Musuem




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