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Eccleshall High Street
Eccleshall High Street
Map of Staffordshire, with a red dot showing the location of Eccleshall
Map of Staffordshire, with a red dot showing the location of Eccleshall
Location within Staffordshire
Population6,500 (2022)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtST21
Dialling code01785
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°51′32″N 2°15′04″W / 52.859°N 2.251°W / 52.859; -2.251Coordinates: 52°51′32″N 2°15′04″W / 52.859°N 2.251°W / 52.859; -2.251

Eccleshall is a small town and civil parish in the county of Staffordshire in England. The town is seven miles from Stafford and six miles from Stone.

In 2022, it had a population of around 6,500 people.

Transport[change | change source]

Eccleshall is located on the A519 road that runs from Newcastle-under-Lyme and Newport. Junction 14 of the M6 motorway is only five miles south of the town.

The nearest railway station used to be Norton Bridge, three miles east of Eccleshall, but this station officially closed in 2017. The nearest railway stations now are at Stafford and Stone.

Places of interest[change | change source]

Eagle House is a Grade II listed building located in the town. Eccleshall Castle is also Grade II listed and is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

The Holy Trinity Church is said to date back to 1195.

Sport[change | change source]

The town has a semi-professional association football club called Eccleshall F.C. who play home games at Pershall Park in Pershall, a small village to the west of the town.

Twin towns[change | change source]

Eccleshall is twinned with Sancerre, a small medieval town in France.