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Stretton, Staffordshire

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Stretton, Staffordshire

Stretton is a large village and civil parish in Staffordshire, England. It is situated on the northern outskirts of Burton upon Trent and is effectively a suburb of that town. The name is Old English and means Street Town and comes it being on the Roman road called Ryknild Street. The population of the parish at the 2001 census was 8,355. The River Dove which forms the border between Staffordshire and Derbyshire flows past the eastern side of the village.
DistrictEast Staffordshire
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK2526
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 Stretton, Staffordshire has been known in the past

Stretton Cum Wetmoor

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

Stretton, eccl. dist. and township, Burton upon Trent par., Staffordshire, on N. side of Burton on Trent - dist. (Stretton cum Wetmoor), pop, 747; township, pop. 698.

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