Village, free entry
35 Stafford Street,
Situated in the south-west of Staffordshire and adjoining the Shropshire border, Brewood and Coven Parish is currently the largest in area in South Staffordshire, covering some 12,500 acres. The Parish has a population of around 7,500 and compromises four distinctly separate villages and small hamlets. The A5 forms its northern boundary, the M54 at Coven Heath the southern boundary, with the western boundary taking in the village of Bishop’s Wood and the eastern boundary extending to include part of the Four Ashes industrial estate.
Brewood has two Conservation Areas and is often described as one of the jewels in the crown of South Staffordshire. It is a popular tourist attraction, particularly with people travelling on the Shropshire Union Canal.
Coven offers a small shopping parade and a choice of attractive public houses within walking distance. The River Penk and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal provide opportunities for a leisurely stroll or boat trip.
Bishop’s Wood boasts panoramic views of Belvide Reservoir and Cannock Chase and offers several scenic walks. Boscobel House, the famous King Charles oak tree, Blackladies, Whiteladies and Weston Park all border Bishop’s Wood and are within easy walking distance.
Coven Heath straddles the A449 close to its junction with the M54. Keen gardeners are well catered for having a choice of several well-stocked nurseries and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal passes through the village.
SJ 885086 52.67497 -2.17150
Located at grid reference SJ883088, it lies near the River Penk, eight miles north of Wolverhampton city centre and eleven miles south of the county town of Stafford.