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Bishops Wood, Staffordshire

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Bishops Wood, Staffordshire

Bishop's Wood, Bishops Wood, or Bishopswood is a small village on the Staffordshire border with Shropshire. It is home to the Royal Oak public house, the first to be named after the nearby oak tree at Boscobel House in which King Charles II hid after the Battle of Worcester. The village, in the parish of Brewood, may derive its name from the country residence of the early Bishops of Lichfield: Boscobel House.
DistrictSouth Staffordshire
Post townStafford
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSJ8309
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands

Other names by which Bishops Wood, Staffordshire has been known in the past


Bishops Wood, Staffordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bishopswood, eccl. dist., Brewood par., W. Staffordshire, near Brewood, pop. 493.

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