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Forsbrook, Staffordshire

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Forsbrook, Staffordshire

Forsbrook is a village in Staffordshire, around three miles southwest of Cheadle and situated on the edge of the Staffordshire Moorlands. It is an old village and is mentioned in the Domesday Book, with the rather unflattering description as waste ground. The village derives its name from the Old English Fotes-broc - a brook or ditch. The brook flowed through the village square, where it was crossed by a wooden pedestrian bridge and a ford for horses and vehicles, until it was culverted in 1932.
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSJ9641
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
 

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

Fotesbroc

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

Forsbrook, eccl. dist. and vil., Dilhorne and Stone pars., N. Staffordshire -- dist., pop. 1073; vil., 3 miles SW. of Cheadle.

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