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Hammerwich, Staffordshire

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Hammerwich, Staffordshire

Hammerwich is a village and civil parish in Lichfield District, Staffordshire, England. It is situated to the south east of Burntwood. The name may derive from the Old English hamor (by a hill) and wic (place), or possibly, 'a smith's workshop' or 'a hammer-making workshop'. Charcoal burning, nail making, agriculture and coal mining have all been prevalent in the village over the years.
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK0607
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01543
Population3,420 (Census 2001)

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


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

Hammerwich, township and ry. sta., Lichfield St Michael par., E. Staffordshire, 3 miles SW. of Lichfield, pop. 1391.

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