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Cannock, Staffordshire

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Cannock, Staffordshire

Cannock is the most populous of three towns in the district of Cannock Chase in the central southern part of the county of Staffordshire in the West Midlands region of England. Cannock lies to the north of the West Midlands conurbation on the M6, A34 and A5 roads, and to the south of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Cannock is served by a railway station on the Chase Line.
DistrictCannock Chase
Post townCANNOCK
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSJ9810
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01543
Population27,883 (mid-2010 estimate)

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

Cank ~ Cankwood ~ Canock ~ Canocwood

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

Cannock, town and par. with ry. sta., W. Staffordshire, 7½ miles NW. of Walsall and 125 miles NW. of London -- par., 10,775 ac., pop. 18,377; town, pop. 17,125; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; extensive coal mines. Cannock Chase is a rich coal district of about 3600 ac. The par. contains the hamlet of Cannock Wood.

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