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Oakamoor, Staffordshire

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Oakamoor, Staffordshire

Oakamoor is a small village in north Staffordshire, England. Although it is now a rural area, it has an industrial past which drew on the natural resources of the Churnet valley. Iron was smelted from medieval times. Copper and lumber were also important to the local economy. In the nineteenth century Thomas Bolton's copperworks near the River Churnet supplied copper wire for the first transatlantic telegraph cable. The buildings of the Thomas Bolton factory were demolished in 1966.
DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
Post townStoke-on-Trent
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK0544
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01538
Population828 (2001 census)
 

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

Oakmoor

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

Oakamoor (or Oakmoor), eccl. dist. and vil. with ry. sta., Alton, Cheadle, and Kingsley pars., Staffordshire - dist., pop. 577; vil., 94 miles SE. of Leek; P.O.

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