Consall

Coordinates: 53°02′04″N 2°01′56″W / 53.03442°N 2.03209°W / 53.03442; -2.03209

Consall
Consall is located in Staffordshire
Consall

 Consall shown within Staffordshire
Population 118 (2001 census)
OS grid reference SJ979485
District Staffordshire Moorlands
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stoke-on-Trent
Postcode district ST9
Dialling code 01782/01538
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Staffordshire Moorlands
List of places: UK • England • Staffordshire

Consall is a small village situated in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, England. Home of Consall Forge Pottery where a craftsman potter makes and sells hand-thrown domestic stoneware ceramics. It is approximately 6 miles south of the market town of Leek and 8 miles east of Stoke-on-Trent. According to the last Census taken in 2001, Consall had a population of 118.

Agriculture still plays a large part in the village, but the number of farms and workers has decreased over the years. The main area of agriculture around the Consall area is dairy farming.

Consall has a relatively large number of visitor attractions considering the size of the village. Whilst in Consall you can visit Consall railway station, Consall Nature Park and also the recently opened Consall Hall Landscape Gardens.

Consall Nature Park is situated in the Churnet Valley and has its own visitor centre along with a number of nature trails. During the summer the visitor centre is open every day and the trails range in length and difficulty for those who wish to simply have a leisurely stroll and also for those who wish for a more invigorating walk.

Consall Hall Landscape Gardens are open to the public from April until October and are the result of over 50 years of design and planning by the current owner Mr William Podmore OBE. The gardens have a Tea room that is available during normal opening hours and the Gardens are also available for Civil Wedding ceremonies.

Consall Railway Station is on the Churnet Valley Railway network. The station was re-opened to passengers in July 1998 and it is possible to reach the villages of Froghall and Cheddleton from the station. For a considerable part of the journey the railway runs alongside the Caldon Canal, and about 1/2 mile further down the rough vehicle track past the Railway Station you will come to a mooring area for canal barges and also the Black Lion public house which you reach by crossing the bridge from the pub car park.

Continuing past the Black Lion car park will bring you to Consall Lime Kilns. These lime kilns have recently been restored with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund. These kilns date from the early 19th century and coal and limestone was bought along the canal to the kilns. The lime kilns ceased to be in use sometime in the mid to late 19th century.

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