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Hixon, Staffordshire

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Hixon, Staffordshire

Hixon is a village in the borough of Stafford, Staffordshire, England. It is about 8 km east of Stafford at grid reference SK003259. Hixon was served by a railway station which was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway on 1 May 1849. Hixon was formerly home to a Royal Air Force bomber base, RAF Hixon, which is now closed. In 1968 eleven people were killed in the Hixon rail crash just outside the village.
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK0025
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
 

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

Hustedone

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

Hixon, eccl. dist. and hamlet with ry. sta., Colwich and Stowe pars., W. Staffordshire, --dist., pop. 541; hamlet, 4½ miles NW. of Colwich; P.O.

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