Rugeley

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Rugeley
St Augustine's Church in Rugeley, Staffordshire
St Augustine's Church, Rugeley
A map of the county of Staffordshire, with a red dot showing the position of the town of Rugeley
A map of the county of Staffordshire, with a red dot showing the position of the town of Rugeley
Rugeley
Location within Staffordshire
Population24,033 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSK042180
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRUGELEY
Postcode districtWS15
Dialling code01889
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°46′N 1°56′W / 52.76°N 1.94°W / 52.76; -1.94Coordinates: 52°46′N 1°56′W / 52.76°N 1.94°W / 52.76; -1.94

Rugeley (pronounced Rooj-lee) is a market town in Staffordshire in the West Midlands of England. It is 7.9 miles (12.7 km) north of the cathedral city of Lichfield and 9.8 miles (15.8 km) southeast of Stafford, the county town. The 2011 census revealed that just over 24,000 people live in Rugeley.

It is on the north-eastern edge of Cannock Chase and is next to the River Trent.

The Trent & Mersey Canal flows through the town.

Although the town is in Staffordshire, it is in the Walsall postcode area, a town in the West Midlands, and the WS15 postcode district.

The town has two railway stations, Rugeley Town and Rugeley Trent Valley. Rugeley Trent Valley is on the West Coast Main Line and provides long-distance trains to London, Birmingham and Crewe. Rugeley Town is on the Chase Line and provides direct local trains to Walsall and Birmingham.

Rugeley used to have its own newspaper, the Rugeley Times. It was published from Bow Street in the town. However, the paper was sold to the Staffordshire Newsletter.

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