Church Eaton

Church Eaton

Church Eaton
Church Eaton
 Church Eaton shown within Staffordshire
Population 680 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ847175
Civil parishChurch Eaton
Shire countyStaffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Stafford
Postcode district ST20
Dialling code 01785
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK ParliamentStone
WebsiteChurch Eaton
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Coordinates: 52°45′26″N 2°13′18″W / 52.7573°N 2.2217°W / 52.7573; -2.2217

Church Eaton is a village and civil parish in Staffordshire some 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Stafford, 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Penkridge and 4 miles (6 km) from the county boundary with Shropshire. It is in rolling dairy farming countryside. The hamlet of Wood Eaton is northwest of the village.

Parish church

The Church of England parish church of Saint Editha [2] largely dates from the 12th century. It has a square west tower with a spire, a large 7-light east window of fine stained glass by C.E. Kempe depicting scenes from the life of Christ,[3] and "the broken and repaired remains of an elaborate early 12th century font, closely related to the font at Bradley,"[4] and that at Lilleshall, except that the font at Bradley[5] is in much better condition. Nikolaus Pevsner states that these fonts were all made at Gnosall.


Church Eaton has a public house, The Royal Oak.[6]

Church Eaton also has a cricket club, which is part of the North Staffordshire south Cheshire Cricket Leagues and play in division 8.

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