|Etymology: Hedenedford, the ford of Heddīn|
Hednesford (said // (listen) HENSS-fərd) is a market town in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. About 17,000 people live in the town, and 100,000 people live in the district that Hednesford is in. The town is 16 miles (26 km) north of Birmingham. It is also 115 miles (185 km) northwest of London.
History[change | change source]
The first mention of Hednesford was in 1153, when the town was called Hedenedford. King Stephen decided to not make the people in the hamlet have to pay a tax called a pannage due. His choice meant that people in the hamlet no longer had to pay to let their pigs eat in the forest.
The town can be seen on a 1775 map of Staffordshire. The map was created by William Yates. On the map, Hednesford is called Hedgford. It had 13 buildings.
References[change | change source]
- "Hednesford". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 3 June 2023.
- "Cannock Chase Local Authority". Nomis. Retrieved 3 June 2023.
- "Hednesford Town Centre". Cannock Chase District Council. Archived from the original on 29 November 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2023.
- William Yates (1775). "A map of the County of Stafford". McMaster University Digital Archive. Archived from the original on 27 May 2023. Retrieved 27 May 2023.
- L. Margaret Midgeley, ed. (1959). "Cannock: Manors and economic history". A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 5, East Cuttlestone Hundred. Archived from the original on 27 May 2023. Retrieved 27 May 2023.