Welcome to Longdon Parish
Longdon is situated in the heart of England within the district of Lichfield and on the A51 approximately midway between Lichfield and Rugeley. Longdon Green is on the west side of the A51, Longdon (Brook End) on the east, Upper Longdon also on the west similarly Gentleshaw. (See map)
Surrounded by lush farmland, and bordering on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Forest of Mercia (Cannock Chase).
Several splendid villages located both sides of the A51 between Lichfield and Rugeley make up the Parish of Longdon, having a population of 1300, and covering an area of some 4500 acres, including a number of small hamlets. One of the largest is Beaudesert on the eastern side of Cannock Chase, which was the residence of the Marquis of Anglesey, the lord of the manor, and owner of the surrounding land.
The Bishops of Lichfield held the manor of Longdon up to 1546, when it was surrendered to Henry VIII, and in the same year, his Majesty granted ownership to Sir William Paget, an ancestor of the Marquis of Anglesey.Welcome » Home
Parish Council News
The Parish Council receives a sum of money every year from Lichfield District Council. This funding (or precept) supports activities carried out through the year. It is, of course, tax payers’ money. The Parish Council has decided that it will not seek an increase in the precept for next year and it will hold spending at last year’s level. We hope that our Parishioners will see this as a responsible
approach to public money.
Prior issues of the Parish Council news are also available.