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Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire

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Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire

Drayton Bassett is a village and civil parish in the District of Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. Nearby are the town of Tamworth and Middleton Lakes RSPB reserve, formerly a gravel quarry known in part as Drayton Bassett Pits. It formerly had a manor. Robert Peel (1788 – 1850), prime minister and creator of the Metropolitan Police Force for London, lived in Drayton Manor (now demolished and replaced by Drayton Manor Theme Park) and is buried in the vault of the parish church, St Peter.
DistrictLichfield
Post townTAMWORTH
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK1900
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01827
 

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

Draiton ~ Draiton Basset ~ Drayton Basset

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

Drayton Bassett, par., E. Staffordshire, 2½ miles SW. of Tamworth, 3315 ac., pop. 442; P.O.; contains D. Manor, seat of the Peel family, and D. House, seat of the Vernons; in the church is a monument to the memory of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), .the statesman.

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