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Tutbury, Staffordshire

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Tutbury, Staffordshire

Tutbury is a large village and civil parish of about 3,000 residents in the English county of Staffordshire. It is surrounded by the agricultural countryside of both Staffordshire and Derbyshire. The site has been inhabited for over 3000 years, with Iron Age defensive ditches encircling the main defensive hill, upon which now stands ruins of a Norman castle. These ditches can be seen most clearly at The Park pale and at the top of the steep hills behind Park Lane.
DistrictEast Staffordshire
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK2028
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 Tutbury, Staffordshire has been known in the past

Tuttesbury ~ Toteberie

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

Tutbury, market town and par. with ry. sta., Staffordshire, on river Dove, 5¾ miles NW. of Burton on Trent, 4001 ac., pop. 2306; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Tuesday. Tutbury is famous for its castle (built before the Conquest, and dismantled during the Civil War), the ruins of which are strikingly placed on a green knoll above the river; it was the prison-house of Mary Queen of Scots for many years. The church belonged to the priory which was founded here in 1080.

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