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Abbots Bromley is a village and civil parish within the English county of Staffordshire, England. Abbots Bromley was rated the best place to live in the Midlands by the Sunday Times.LocationThe village is 11.6mi north of the city of Lichfield and is 6.8mi south west of Uttoxeter. The nearest railway station is at Rugeley which is 5.8mi south west of the village. The Blithfield Reservoir is 1.8mi from the centre of the village. Within the parish there are the natural features of Bagot's Wood and the largest remaining part of the Needwood Forest. Phil Drabble's Goats Lodge nature reserve is also in the parish.PopulationIn the census of 2011, Abbots Bromley had a population of 1,799 people living in the civil parish.SchoolsThe village is home to The Richard Clarke First School, run by Staffordshire County Council for pupils aged 4-9. The school is rated as good by OFSTED with outstanding features. The village is also the home of one of the Woodard Schools, Abbots Bromley School (formerly known as the School of S. Mary and S. Anne).HistoryThe first historical record of the village dates from 942, when the manor of "Bromleage" was given to Wulfsige the Black. The will, dated 1002, of Wulfric Spot, Earl of Mercia, gave the village to the Abbey of Burton upon Trent. There is some evidence that the current settlement was a planned town – there is evidence of burgess plots, a grid pattern of streets and a wide market place.
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