This is the website for the Parish of Mavesyn Ridware, serving Mavesyn Ridware, Hill Ridware, Pipe Ridware and Blithbury in Staffordshire.
All four villages are beautiful places to live and are thriving communities in the heart of rural Staffordshire. Find out more in the History section and see photographs of the area in our Gallery.
You can find out the very latest on life in the area and find out what’s going on in our community by reading the Village News section. There’s always loads going on so have your diary handy.
Read about the various socal groups in the Clubs and Societies pages. You’ll find service times for St Nicholas Church in the Church News section. Read the vicar’s monthly letter.
Local authority information is contained on the parish council website which can be found here
There are loads of clubs and societies including the Ridwares WI, Ladies Choir, Church Choir, History Society, Ridware Rascals toddlers group, Young Farmers, Men’s Supper Club, Bowls Club and many more.
You can also catch up with the latest local and national news at the foot of every page.
Where is Mavesyn Ridware?
The villages are in an area bounded by the River Trent to the south and west, and the River Blithe to the north. On a map we are just off the B5014 about four miles from Rugeley, five miles from Lichfield and roughly 10 miles from Uttoxeter and Burton upon Trent.
If you’re planning a visit, its best to travel by car. The villages are on or near the B5014 Lichfield to Uttoxeter road.
Rugeley, Uttoxeter and Lichfield each have railway stations but you would need a taxi to reach the parish. There isn’t a bus service sadly.
There are several bed and breakfast options but it’s essential to book.
There is easy access to some beautiful English countryside and there is an excellent variety of food and drink on offer in the pubs.
All four splendid villages are steeped in history that dates back to the Norman Conquest but today the area is home to around 1,500 people, and is a friendly and thriving community with a church and Henry Chadwick Primary School..
There is also a Hill Ridware Facebook group where you can join in the discussion.
To see the Hamstall Ridware website, Click here
To see what is going on in Armitage and Handsacre, Click here