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Alrewas, Staffordshire

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Alrewas, Staffordshire

Alrewas (awl-ree-was) is a large village and civil parish within Lichfield District, in Staffordshire, England. It lies on the A38 road, approximately 5 miles north of Lichfield, and is just inside the national forest line. According to the English Place-Name Society the name means Alluvial land growing with alder trees.
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK1614
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01283

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


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

Alrewas, par., civ. par., and vil. with ry. sta., E. Staffordshire, 5 miles NE. of Lichfield -- par., 6009 ac., pop. 1563; civ. par., pop. 955; P.O., T.O.

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