674 Photographs of 66 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 Cheddleton Horton Rocester
Alstonefield Codsall Ilam Rushton Spencer and Rudyard
Alton Village Croxden Abbey Ipstones Sandon
Bagnall Dieulacres Abbey (site of) Leek Part 1 Seighford
Barlaston Dilhorne and Caverswall Leek Part 2 Shugborough Hall
Biddulph Eccleshall Leek Part 3 The Nicholson Institute Stafford slide show
Biddulph Grange Gardens Ellastone Lichfield slide show Swynnerton
Blore Ford Green Hall Longnor Tamworth slide show
Blymhill Forton Longton: slide show Thor's Cave and Wetton
Brewood Froghall & Oakamoor Mayfield Trentham Gardens
Broughton Gnosall Milwich Trent Source
Burslem Grindon Moseley Old Hall Tunstall
Butterton Hamstall Ridware Mucklestone Tutbury
Cauldon Hanbury Norbury Uttoxeter
Cheadle Hanging Stone and Lud's Church Okeover Waterfall
Checkley High Offley Penkridge Weston Park
  Hoar Cross Ranton Abbey Wootton Lodge


Slide Shows of "Great Days Out" in Staffordshire

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Burgess, Dorling & Leigh   Gladstone Pottery Musuem




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