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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.

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Best Kept Village Competition
Judging is well underway for 2016. Longdon/Longdon Green and Upper Longdon have all entered. Work is being co-ordinated to plant up the tubs.

A Childrens Picture competition took place in May. Children were asked to draw a picture which best reflected the spirit of the BKV competition. Entries were judged by the Parish Council. Well done to all who entered and especially to the finalists who will receive Book Tokens.

Thanks to all involved in planting and maintaining the tubs, telephone boxes, bus shelters etc.

Fingers crossed x

Parish Council News

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