Village of Consall

C
onsall is a small village situated in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, England.  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, increasing to 150 at the 2011 census.

Agriculture plays a large part in the village, dairy farming being the main area of agriculture in Consall.

Consall has a  number of visitor attractions considering the size of the village. 

  • Consall Nature Park - This 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 daily 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. The gardens have a Tea room that is available during normal opening hours and the Gardens are also available for Civil Wedding ceremonies.
  • Consall Forge Pottery - The ceramics studio established in 1983 is located alongside the Caldon canal at Consall Forge, an idyllic situation in the heart of the Consall Nature.
  • 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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