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Rugeley, Staffordshire

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Rugeley, Staffordshire

Rugeley is a historic market town in the county of Staffordshire, England. It lies on the north-eastern edge of Cannock Chase next to the River Trent, and is situated between the towns of Stafford, Cannock, Lichfield and Uttoxeter. The population as at the 2001 census was 22,724. Rugeley is twinned with Western Springs, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago in the United States. A local school in Rugeley, Western Springs Primary was named in celebration of this.
DistrictCannock Chase
Post townRUGELEY
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK0418
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01889

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

Rudgley ~ Rugelie

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

Rugeley, market town and par. (ry. stations Rugeley Junction and Rugeley Town), in co. and 9½ miles SE. of Stafford, on river Trent - par., 8449 ac., pop. 7048; town, 600 ac., pop. 4249; P.O., T.O, 2 Banks, 1 news-paper. Market-day, Thursday. Rugeley has public buildings (commenced in 1878), with market hall, &c., and a free grammar school. The inhabitants find employment chiefly in the iron foundries, and in the extensive collieries in the neighbourhood.

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