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Travelling around Hednesford

Travelling around Hednesford

Located in the heart of England, Hednesford can be found in the county of Staffordshire. It’s an area that’s steeped in local history, stretching back hundreds of years. This once thriving mining town is surrounded by beautiful scenery, due to it being in the Cannock Chase District.

Provided with excellent transport links, you’ll be able to travel around Hednesford with ease. Our Arriva bus services run on a regular basis, meaning you can travel further afield if you like. Routes include services to Rugeley, Cannock, Walsall and Lichfield, among others along the way.

Old mining industries

The first records of Hednesford date back to 1153. A family of knights, named Trumwyne, owned land here in the 12th century, but as little as 50 people lived in the area until the 16th century.

It’s thought the named derived from Saxon times, when a man by the name of Heddin or Hedda, built a ford over a stream. Known to travellers as Heddin’s Ford, the area eventually became known as Hednesford.

Primarily based on agriculture, Hednesford was once known for horse training. In fact, by the mid-1800s, the training provided here was of national importance. The area started to expand during the 19th-century, around the 1850s, when coal mines began springing up around the area. This led to an increase in other industries, such as the brickworks, and the population gradually increased.