Village, free entry
Lichfield Tourist Information Centre
Elford is a quiet pleasant village forming a triangle between the A513 and the River Tame. The name Elford is said to derive from the eels which were at one time plentiful in the river. St Peter's Parish Church is of great interest to heraldry enthusiasts as it contains many shields all in excellent condition as well as noteworthy tombs. One of these bears the effigy of a child grandson of Sir John Stanley holding a ball which was reputed to have caused his death in 1460.Near Elford Park Farm are barrows. Tradition says they were used as shooting butts by Robin Hood who shot an arrow from one to the other. The barrows are believed to be Saxon sepulchers.
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