Borough of Stafford

Borough of Stafford
Non-metropolitan district

Stafford shown within Staffordshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region West Midlands
Non-metropolitan county Staffordshire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Stafford
Incorporated 1 April 1974
  Type Non-metropolitan district council
  Body Stafford Borough Council
  Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
  MPs William Cash
Jeremy Lefroy
  Total 231.0 sq mi (598.2 km2)
Area rank 71st (of 326)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
  Total 132,241
  Rank 161st (of 326)
  Density 570/sq mi (220/km2)
  Ethnicity 97.4% White
1.0% S.Asian
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
  Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 41UG (ONS)
E07000197 (GSS)
OS grid reference SJ9213623094

The Borough of Stafford is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. It is named after and includes the town of Stafford. It also includes the smaller town of Stone and numerous villages.

The borough was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the municipal borough of Stafford, Stone urban district, Stafford Rural District and Stone Rural District.

Most its parishes fell within the Hundred of Pirehill.


It has 26 wards: Barlaston and Oulton, Baswich, Chartley, Church Eaton, Common, Coton, Eccleshall, Forebridge, Fulford, Gnosall and Woodseaves, Haywood and Hixon, Highfield and Western Downs, Holmcroft, Littleworth, Manor, Milford, Milwich, Penkside, Rowley, Seighford, St. Michael's, Stonefield and Christchurch, Swynnerton, Tillington, Walton and Weeping Cross. [1]

Settlements and parishes of Stafford

SettlementBorough WardParish
AdbastonEccleshall Adbaston
BarlastonBarlaston and Oulton Barlaston
BerkswichMilford Berkswich
BradleyChurch Eaton Bradley
BroctonMilford Brocton
ChebseyEccleshall Chebsey
Church EatonChurch Eaton Church Eaton
ColwichHaywood and Hixon Colwich
CreswellSeighford Creswell
EccleshallEccleshall Eccleshall
EllenhallSeighford Ellenhall
FortonGnosall and Woodseaves
FulfordFulford Fulford
GnosallGnosall and Woodseaves Gnosall
HaughtonChurch Eaton Haughton
High OffleyGnosall and Woodseaves
HixonHaywood and Hixon
HilderstoneMilwich Hilderstone
Hopton and CotonCoton
Hyde LeaSeighford Hyde Lea
KnightleyGnosall and Woodseaves
NorburyGnosall and Woodseaves
Salt and EnsonChartley
Sandon and BurstonWalton
StoneStonefield and Christchurch
Stone RuralMilwich
SwynnertonSwynnerton Swynnerton
WoodseavesGnosall and Woodseaves


  1. "List of wards". Stafford Borough Council.

Coordinates: 52°48′18.05″N 2°6′59.99″W / 52.8050139°N 2.1166639°W / 52.8050139; -2.1166639

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