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Welcome to Longdon Parish

Longdon is situated in the heart of England within the district of Lichfield and on the A51 approximately midway between Lichfield and Rugeley. Longdon Green is on the west side of the A51, Longdon (Brook End) on the east, Upper Longdon also on the west similarly Gentleshaw. (See map)

Surrounded by lush farmland, and bordering on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Forest of Mercia (Cannock Chase).

Several splendid villages located both sides of the A51 between Lichfield and Rugeley make up the Parish of Longdon, having a population of 1300, and covering an area of some 4500 acres, including a number of small hamlets. One of the largest is Beaudesert on the eastern side of Cannock Chase, which was the residence of the Marquis of Anglesey, the lord of the manor, and owner of the surrounding land.

The Bishops of Lichfield held the manor of Longdon up to 1546, when it was surrendered to Henry VIII, and in the same year, his Majesty granted ownership to Sir William Paget, an ancestor of the Marquis of Anglesey.

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See the Parish Council page for parish council notices and information.

The Parish Council over the years, has been questioned about the speed of traffic passing through the parish. Where we are able, the parish council informs Staffordshire County Council where there are local issues. Recently there was a call for speed monitoring cameras to be placed on the A51 at Bradley Lakes. It appears that the County Council undertook radar checks in 2016 at this site and we thought you may like to look at the figures so here they are:


Hopefully the figures are self explanatory, but if you need any help, please contact the parish clerk.

Planning Applications
Here is the latest list of planning applications for Lichfield District.





Parish Council News


Parish Council Meeting to be held on Tuesday 14th March at 7pm at Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Village Hall. Please come along if you have anything to raise or if you want to hear more about what the parish council is doing. You can find a copy of the Agenda Here



Prior issues of the Parish Council news are also available.



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Articles Of Local Interest

Articles Of Local Interest:
Walks around the parish
Pothole Repairs
Planning E...(Read more)