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Loggerheads is a village and civil parish in north-west Staffordshire, England, on the A53 between Market Drayton and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Name

The Loggerheads, Loggerheads

The village takes its name from that of the public house, which used to be known as The Three Loggerheads (meaning "The Three Fools") [2] and is now simply The Loggerheads.[3]

History

The village is close to the border with Shropshire and Cheshire. It has a Telford postcode and a Shropshire address, but is governed by the Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council in Staffordshire. Historically the modern parish of Loggerheads lay within the Township (for tithes) of Drayton in Hale.

Loggerheads was home to the Cheshire Joint Sanatorium, a tuberculosis sanitorium, which stood in the 250 acres (100 ha) Burntwood woodland. It was opened in the 1920s and the last two patients were discharged in October 1969. It was believed at the time that the fresh air was an effective treatment for the disease and patients were sometimes put outside in their beds and encouraged to breathe in the air. The premises stood empty for a few years until Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council purchased the site for redevelopment in 1977.[4][5]

The Burntwood, part of the Blore Forest, was once a large oak woodland but is now predominantly coniferous. The oak trees were removed to make way for the quicker growing softwoods which are of more commercial value.

The village of Ashley, Staffordshire is adjacent. The village has a large number of listed buildings.[6]

Schools

Other places nearby

References

External links

Media related to Loggerheads, Staffordshire at Wikimedia Commons