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UK Place
Population30050 ((Mid-2007 estimate))
Districts of EnglandLichfield
Shire countyStaffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Other Information
Postcode districtWS13, WS14 WS
Dialling code01543
UK ParliamentLichfield

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Lichfield (c-eniconˈlɪtʃfiːld) is a city, civil parish and District in Staffordshire, England. One of seven civil parishes with city status in England, Lichfield is situated roughly 25 km (16 miles) north of Birmingham and 200 km (124 miles) northwest of London.

Lichfield is notable for its three-spired cathedral and as the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, the writer of the first authoritative Dictionary of the English Language. Today it still retains its old importance as an ecclesiastical centre, but its industrial and commercial development has been relatively small; the centre of the city thus retains an essentially old-world character. In July 2009, the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found in Britain was discovered in a field five miles from Lichfield.

The population of the city according to the 2001 census is 27,900 and the wider Lichfield district has a population of 93,237. In mid-2007, the city had an estimated population of 30,050 (from the estimated headcounts of its electoral wards Boley Park, Chadsmead, Curborough, Leomansley, St.Johns and Stowe).

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Police believe man found dead in Lichfield flat killed himself - The Lichfield Blog (blog) Tweet this news
The Lichfield Blog (blog)--Police have said they believe a man who was found dead in a -Lichfield- flat took his own life. An investigation has been launched after the discovery at Handel Walk on Saturday (April 16). Police also confirmed that the man, wh - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:09:27 GMT+00:00
Lichfield karting event raises £2000 for charity - The Lichfield Blog (blog) Tweet this news
The Lichfield Blog (blog)---Lichfield- MP Michael Fabricant presented trophies and medals to the winners of the first endurance race, which saw Chris Barlow and his team come out on top, followed by the Kerry Foods and Bob Park team. The second endurance - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:14:05 GMT+00:00
Lichfield supermarket introduces new movie hire scheme - The Lichfield Blog (blog) Tweet this news
The Lichfield Blog (blog)---Lichfield- film fans are being given the chance to use a new movie rental scheme. The Co-op store at Boley Park introduced the Rent It Here scheme to coincide with the launch of the latest instalment of the Harry Potter series. - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 07:41:08 GMT+00:00
Play area reopens in Lichfield's Beacon Park - The Lichfield Blog (blog) Tweet this news
The Lichfield Blog (blog)--The new playground was built as part of -Lichfield- District Council's and -Lichfield- City Council's multi-million pound project to transform key historic parks in -Lichfield-, which also includes the Garden of Rememb - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 21:02:14 GMT+00:00
Christchurch earthquake: October date for shops reopening gives retailers hope - New Zealand Herald Tweet this news
New Zealand Herald--Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker said the area bounded by Oxford Tce, Hereford St, Colombo St and -Lichfield- St would be a retail "bridgehead", from which other areas of the CBD could be "pushed into" - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:31:36 GMT+00:00
PLANS for a 65-bedroom hotel have been approved by Lichfield District Council ... - Tweet this news part of -Lichfield- District Council's parking strategy for the city, the site, which spans almost two acres, will feature a new car park, increasing parking from 230 spaces to around 400 spaces. A further 18 spaces will be - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 08:40:45 GMT+00:00
St Giles praises readers as new centre is opened - Tweet this news campaign - a joint effort between the Observer and our sister title, the -Lichfield- Mercury - has now raised an incredible £106000. The funds are "vital" for the facility at Whittington, which provides specia - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:04:44 GMT+00:00
TV STAR TO MEET 'LOSERS' IN LICHFIELD - Response Source (press release) Tweet this news
Response Source (press release)--A TV star and workout expert is came to a -Lichfield- health club to meet members and hold exclusive exercise classes. Richard Callender, who trains contestants on ITV's The Biggest Loser, was holding the classes at E - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:16:11 GMT+00:00
School near Lichfield benefits from £1000 donation - The Lichfield Blog (blog) Tweet this news
The Lichfield Blog (blog)--A school near -Lichfield- has been able to purchase new equipment after a donation from a well dressing event. Neewood CE (VA) Primary School in Newborough have installed a new interactive whiteboard after the £1000 was given t - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 09:22:45 GMT+00:00
Mercian Trail highlights history of Saxon Staffordshire - BBC News Tweet this news
BBC News--The Mercian Trail Partnership brings together in partnership Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, -Lichfield- Cathedral, -Lichfield- District Council, Tamworth Borough Council and Staffordshire Cou - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 11:42:38 GMT+00:00

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Year 1685 1781 1801 1831 1901 1911 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001
Population 3,040 3,555 4,840 6,252 7,900 8,616 10,260 14,090 22,660 25,400 28,666 27,900

Lichfield District

Council officesLichfield
Civil parishesAlrewas * Armitage with Handsacre * Burntwood * Clifton Campville * Colton * Curborough and Elmhurst * Drayton Bassett * Edingale * Elford * Farewell and Chorley * Fazeley * Fisherwick * Fradley * Hammerwich * Hamstall Ridware * Harlaston * Hints * Kings Bromley * Lichfield * Longdon * Mavesyn Ridware * Shenstone * Streethay * Swinfen and Packington * Thorpe Constantine * Wall * Weeford * Whittington * Wigginton and Hopwas

Places with city status in the United Kingdom

EnglandBath * Birmingham * Bradford * Brighton & Hove * Bristol * Cambridge * Canterbury * Carlisle * Chester * Chichester * Coventry * Derby * Durham * Ely * Exeter * Gloucester * Hereford * Kingston upon Hull * Lancaster * Leeds * Leicester * Lichfield * Lincoln * Liverpool * City of London * Manchester * Newcastle upon Tyne * Norwich * Nottingham * Oxford * Peterborough * Plymouth * Portsmouth * Preston * Ripon * St Albans * Salford * Salisbury * Sheffield * Southampton * Stoke-on-Trent * Sunderland * Truro * Wakefield * Wells * Westminster * Winchester * Wolverhampton * Worcester * York
ScotlandAberdeen * Dundee * Edinburgh * Glasgow * Inverness * Stirling
WalesBangor * Cardiff * Newport * St David's * Swansea
Northern IrelandArmagh * Belfast * Derry * Lisburn * Newry

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