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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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See the Parish Council page for parish council notices and information.

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill: Deposit of Bill Material
A number of documents concerning this Bill will soon be available for public viewing. I am arranging for them to be deposited at Rugeley library so that they are available more freely for your information. If you have any questions concerning these documents, please contact the Parish Council. A notice of the documents can be found here:



Notice Of Commencement Of Audit
Here is the Notice of Commencement of Audit for 23016/2017 for Longdon Parish Council
  • PDF icon Notice of Commencement of Audit 2016/2017 (939.5 Kb)
  • the Annual Return
  • PDF icon Annual Return 2016-2017 (May 2017) (2.1 Mb)
  • and the Declaration of Status of the Accounts
  • PDF icon Declaration of Status of Published Accounts YE 31 March 2017 (218.0 Kb)


  • History Talk - When Revolution Came to Longdon
    A third evening of history and wine - Come and listen to the story of our church and village from the Glorious Revolution to the rise of Napoleon. Friday 23rd June 2017 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £7.50 to include a complimentary glass of wine. For tickets please contact the church or call 01543 492 662

    Cannock Chase AONB Sustainable Development Fund
    The Sustainable Development Fund has been launched and Cannock Chase AONB invites local groups/communities to apply for projects which would support the Cannock Chase AONB Management Plan objectives. For more information, please email cannockchase@staffordshire.gov.uk

    Best Kept Village
    The judging is underway for the Best Kept Village competition. To give us every chance of winning, please make sure the tubs are weeded and watered and enjoy the posters created by pupils of St James School as they spread the message of keeping our villages green and pleasant. Happy Gardening x

    Confused by Planning - Help is at hand!
    In the NEWS section of the website, we have uploaded a bit of an explanation around how to respond to planning applications, and what is allowed under Permitted Development. Please take the time to have a look through. It may have just the answers you were looking for.

    Planning Applications
    Here is the latest list of planning applications for Lichfield District.



    Radar speed checks at Upper Longdon
    Below is a link to the figures received from Staffs County Council when they undertook a speed check along Upper Way, Upper Longdon in 2012.




    Parish Council News


    There will be a Highways and Open Spaces Committee meeting on Monday 3rd July at 7pm in the WI Hall, Longdon.

    The next Parish Council meeting will be held on 11th July 2017 at WI Hall, Longdon. The Agenda will be available at least 3 working days before the meeting.

  • PDF icon Parish Council News June 2017 (335.3 Kb)
  • Here is the latest Parish News - a summary of the full council meetings - for June 2017.

    Prior issues of the Parish Council news are also available.



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    Articles Of Local Interest

    Articles Of Local Interest:
    PLANNING FEATURE
    Walks around the parish
    Dial A Bu...(Read more)