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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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Notice Board

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

Change to local bus services

Here is a link to a promotional video which explains the new bus service to you and shows you how to book your journey.


Parish Council News

Parish Meetings to change time. Starting with our November meeting, the full parish council meetings will begin at the earlier time of 7pm. It is hoped that this may encourage more local residents to get involved.

Prior issues of the Parish Council news are also available.

Latest news

Weekly update on pothole repairs in the county

Week beginning 28 November 2016...(Read more)

Change to local bus services

From Monday 10th October 2016, a new Demand Responsive service will start....(Read more)

Defibrilator up and running

The first public access defibrillator (PAD) in the parish is located outside the Swan with...(Read more)