Cannock Wood is a village and civil parish in the Cannock Chase district of Staffordshire, England. The village is situated around 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Cannock, the same distance south of Rugeley, and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Burntwood. According to the 2011 Census, the parish had a population of 1,031, a decrease from 1,052 in the 2001 Census.[2]

Cannock Wood makes up part of Cannock Chase which is a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Its mainly residential area is interspersed with open areas including various parks and public footpaths through the local countryside. The village hosts tourist attractions including Castle Ring, an ancient fort, and Nun's Well. Cannock Wood also hosts a general store, Dickinson's, and two pubs, The Park Gate Inn and The Redmore. There is also a village hall, a children's play area, a cricket club and a hairdressers.

Most children living in Cannock Wood between the ages of 4 and 11 attend the primary school in the neighbouring hamlet of Gentleshaw.

Cannock Wood and the surrounding district are twinned with Datteln, Germany and Western Springs, Illinois, United States.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Cannock Chase Parish Headcounts, 2001". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 28 April 2004. Retrieved 15 January 2009. 

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