The city of Stoke-on-Trent is in central England and it is well known for its pottery industry. Evidence of this can be seen in the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery where there are beautiful displays of things such as decorative arts and locally made ceramics. An old Victorian factory has been converted into the Gladstone Pottery Museum. Other attractions in the area are the Trentham Estate where there is a forest with monkeys as well as landscaped Italian gardens. Between the Froghall Wharf and Westport Lake there is the popular Heritage Canoe Trail with its beautiful views of the surrounding area. Upmarket properties can cost for a quick cash sale as much as £1.6 million.
The market town of Stafford is located in the West Midlands region of England. It is close to other places such as Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton. There is a population of approximately 70,000 people living in Stafford which makes it the third largest in the county. Stafford simply means a ford near a landing place or staithe in the old English. This was an area which provided a strategic crossing point in the marshy valley of the River Sow. To the north-west of Stafford there are still a fairly large marshland which can sometimes be flooded just like it has happened in 1947, 2000, 2007 and 2019. Luxury mansions in Staffordshire can cost approximately £1.7 million.
The village of Betley lies in the Newcastle district of Staffordshire between places such as Nantwich and Newcastle-under-Lyme. The village lies next to the A531 which connects Weston and Madeley. Residents of can make use of the bus service which connects places such as Nantwich, Crewe, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Hanley and Betley with each other. Betley actually means clearing in the woods of Bette. Bette is a Saxon woman’s name and it is mentioned in the Domesday Book which is proof of how old it is. There are several villages which have been given the names of women such as Madeley, Audley and Buddileigh. Mansions can cost £1.9 million.
2. Upper Longdon
The village of Upper Longdon is located within the civil parish of Longdon. This is part of the district of Lichfield which is in the English county of Staffordshire. Other villages and towns in the region are places such as Lichfeld, Rugeley, The Chase and Longdon. The Chetwynd Arms is a public house in the center of Upper Longdon. The Gables is a building in Upper Longdon which is believed to have been constructed in 1840. The construction is quite unique because of the fretted gable and barge boards. Properties will cost approximately £2.0 million.
The small village of Wall is in Staffordshire not far from Lichfield. This region has a long history because it used to the site of the Roman settlement of Letocetum. There are several other small villages such as Aldershawe, Chesterfield, Hilton and Pipehill. Wall is located very close to the junction of the M6 Toll motorway, as well as the A5 and A5127 roads. This is why it is frequently referred to as Wall Island. Upmarket properties can cost over £4.0 million.