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Hints, Staffordshire

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Hints, Staffordshire

Hints is a small village and civil parish between Lichfield and Tamworth in Staffordshire, within Lichfield local government district. The village is on the line of Watling Street, which was formerly the A5, but the A5 now runs in a cutting north of the village. The name of the parish council is Hints with Canwell. The parish church is dedicated to St Bartholomew. The name Hints appears to derive from the Welsh word hynt, meaning 'a road' (referring to Watling Street).
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK1502
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01543

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

Hendon ~ Hintes

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

Hints, par. and vil., E. Staffordshire, 4 miles SW. of Tamworth, 1849 ac., pop. 214; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Hints Hall.

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