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Fazeley
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Fazeley Junction
Fazeley is located in Staffordshire
Fazeley
Fazeley
Population 4,530 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SK2002
Civil parish
  • Fazeley
District
  • Lichfield
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TAMWORTH
Postcode district B78
Dialling code 01827
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Tamworth
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°36′55″N 1°42′22″W / 52.61541°N 1.70604°W / 52.61541; -1.70604

Fazeley is an industrial town and civil parish in the Lichfield District in Staffordshire, England. Fazeley is located on the outskirts of Tamworth and the civil parish of Fazeley also includes Mile Oak and Bonehill. Fazeley forms part of the Tamworth Built-up area.

It sits astride the junction of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and Coventry Canal; at Fazeley Junction are a couple of multi storey mills. Fazeley is also adjacent to Drayton Manor, formerly the home of Robert Peel and now a theme park and zoo.

History

The name Fazeley in its various spellings is found in documents dating back to 1135. All suggestions concerning its derivation propose that it comes from early Saxon language most take its meaning to be pasture land or pleasant pasture but another authority suggests it is a corruption of the Anglo-Saxon faresleia which meant bulls pasture. The various spellings support this latter suggestion and certainly the land alongside the River Tame, being very flat, may well have been used for this purpose.

Transport

Fazeley sits astride the old Roman road of Watling Street, which is now much quieter following the move of the A5 road to run on a new course between Fazeley and Tamworth.

Until 1904, Wilnecote Station in nearby Two Gates was known as Wilnecote and Fazeley.

Education

Fazeley has two primary schools, Millfield County Primary School and Longwood Primary School, in Mile Oak. Millfield was built in Victorian times and part of the original building still remains.

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