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Penkridge, Staffordshire

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Penkridge, Staffordshire

Penkridge is a market town and ancient parish in Staffordshire, England with a population of 7,836 (Census 2001). Many locals refer to it as a village, although it has a long history as an ecclesiastical and commercial centre. Its main distinction in the Middle Ages was as the site of an important collegiate church, which still dominates the skyline. It has continued to prosper mainly because of its favourable location on regional transport links.
DistrictSouth Staffordshire
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSJ9213
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01785

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

Panckeridge ~ Pankrage ~ Pauckeridge ~ Penck Ridge ~ Penkridg ~ Penkrige ~ Pennocrucium ~ Pancriz

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

Penkridge, small town, par., and township with ry. sta., Staffordshire, on river Penk, 6 miles S. of Stafford - par., 18,020 ac., pop. 3134; town and township, pop. 2536; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Penkridge is an ancient place, and is supposed by Camden to be the Roman Pennocrucium, on Watling Street. It is almost wholly an agricultural town, has three fairs annually, and from its low position is frequently visited by inundations.

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