Articles About Tamworth


Rev William MacGregor

Rev William MacGregor 1848 – 1937 Rev William MacGregor 1848 – 1937 The Towns Greatest Benefactor Born in Liverpool to a wealthy shipping family Rev William MacGregor studied at Rugby School and Exeter College Oxford where he obtained a B.A. … Continue reading


Gibbs and Canning Terracotta Makers Glascote, Warwickshire By kind courtesy of Angella Rogers.   At Glascote Heath there used to be a very large factory. It  was on the Glascote Road , which was then situated where Beyer Close now … Continue reading

Early Tamworth

We have on this page, a brief description of Early Tamworth.  The Tamworth Heritage Trust are pleased to announce that local author, Christine Smith of Drayton Bassett has offered to compile a much more comprehensive account of this period of Tamworth’s … Continue reading

King Offa

By kind courtesy of Christine Smith The Tamworth Heritage Trust would like to thank Christine Smith, for her superb input to this website.  Christine’s knowledge of the history of early Tamworth is astonishing.  One of the aims of this website is that … Continue reading

Wigginton Lodge

Wigginton Lodge – Once the Home of Famous Surgeons John Clarke, M.D. Charles Mansfield Clarke M.D. Residents of Tamworth all know the place known as Wigginton Park. It was called a green lung for Tamworth and it is a pleasant … Continue reading

The Moat House

Written by Mabel Swift “Tamworth For The King.”  That was the declaration from the loyalists, William Comberford from his home at the Moat House in Lichfield Street.  In that year of grace, 1642 King Charles I had fled the capital … Continue reading

St. Editha’s Church

East view of St. Editha’s Church – 1790 The question often arises why Tamworth, relatively small market town should possess such a large and magnificent Parish Church.  The answer is to be found in the whole history of the town … Continue reading

The Free Library

Now the site of the Carnegie Centre, a centre for various voluntary organisations in the town, this little cherry red brick building with its green slated roof and charming elevation, was once the free library and public reading room.  It … Continue reading

The Old Cottage Hospital

Part of the Old Cottage Hospital stands in Hospital Street at the entrance to the part of the town know as The Leys, which for centuries was renowned for its famous Orchards.  The Old Cottage Hospital, for many years was … Continue reading


LADY OF THE MERCIANS  By kind courtesy of Christine Smith Ethelfleda was born around 864, the eldest child of King Alfred of Wessex and his Queen Ealhswith.  She may have been educated at the convent school at Wilton or at … Continue reading

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TAMWORTH HERITAGE Magazine Records Our Past Preserves the Present Safeguards Our Future For the latest 2023 Newsletters: see link for downloadable PDF =============================================================== SPRING NEWSLETTER 2020 Dear Members We hope you are all well and not too bored with this … Continue reading