Borough of Stafford

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 towns of Stone and Eccleshall, as well as numerous villages.

Borough of Stafford
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Official logo of Borough of Stafford
Stafford shown within Staffordshire
Stafford shown within Staffordshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionWest Midlands
Non-metropolitan countyStaffordshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQStafford
Incorporated1 April 1974
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyStafford Borough Council
 • LeadershipLeader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPsWilliam Cash
Theodora Clarke
 • Total231.0 sq mi (598.2 km2)
Area rank70th (of 309)
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total137,280
 • Rank160th (of 309)
 • Density590/sq mi (230/km2)
 • Ethnicity
97.4% White
1.0% S.Asian
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code41UG (ONS)
E07000197 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSJ9213623094


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. A new Civic Centre was constructed at Riverside in Stafford and completed in 1978.[1][2]

Most its parishes fell within the Hundred of Pirehill.


Map of wards within the Borough of Stafford

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.[3]

Settlements and parishes of StaffordEdit

Settlement Borough Ward Parish
Adbaston Eccleshall Adbaston
Barlaston Barlaston and Oulton Barlaston
Berkswich Milford Berkswich
Bradley Church Eaton Bradley
Brocton Milford Brocton
Chebsey Eccleshall Chebsey
Church Eaton Church Eaton Church Eaton
Colwich Haywood and Hixon Colwich
Creswell Seighford Creswell
Eccleshall Eccleshall Eccleshall
Ellenhall Seighford Ellenhall
Forton Gnosall and Woodseaves
Fradswell Milwich
Fulford Fulford Fulford
Gayton Chartley
Gnosall Gnosall and Woodseaves Gnosall
Haughton Church Eaton Haughton
High Offley Gnosall and Woodseaves
Hixon Haywood and Hixon
Hilderstone Milwich Hilderstone
Hopton and Coton Coton
Hyde Lea Seighford Hyde Lea
Ingestre Milford
Knightley Gnosall and Woodseaves
Marston Seighford
Milwich Milwich
Norbury Gnosall and Woodseaves
Ranton Seighford
Salt and Enson Chartley
Sandon and Burston Walton
Seighford Seighford
Standon Eccleshall
Stone Stonefield and Christchurch
Stone Rural Milwich
Stowe-by-Chartley Chartley
Swynnerton Swynnerton Swynnerton
Tixall Milford
Weston Chartley
Whitgreave Seighford
Woodseaves Gnosall and Woodseaves


  1. ^ "Construction Site for Stafford Borough Council Offices, Riverside, Stafford". Staffordshire Past Track. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  2. ^ "No. 47702". The London Gazette. 1 December 1948. p. 14484.
  3. ^ "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