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About the parish

Ingestre with Tixall Parish Council was founded in 1979 and has 7 elected members.  3 members represent Ingestre and 4 members represent Tixall.

Our local area

The Parish is located in Staffordshire.

Ingestre is a picturesque village, located 4 miles to the north-east of the county town of Stafford.

Tixall is a small pretty village lying on the west side of the Trent valley between Rugeley and Stone and is located 4 miles East of the county town of Stafford.

Both the Ingestre and Tixall Conservation areas lie within the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

A little history…

Ingestre is a Conservation area and was designated as such by Stafford Borough Council in 1967.  Ingestre Hall is a local landmark, which is now a residential Arts Centre, managed by Sandwell MBC . The New Stables accommodates a Riding School and an Architect’s Office. Little Ingestre is a residential home for the physically handicapped. Ingestre Pavilion was restored by The Landmark Trust in 1992 and is used for self catering holiday accommodation. There is a small garage on Trent Drive.  Ingestre is also used for Pheasant Shoots, especially Ingestre Wood and the surrounding area. The Ingestre Estate 18th century old stables and early 19th century farm were converted to dwellings in the late-20th and early 2000s, and a cluster of former workers’ housing in the village remains in private residential use.

Tixall is also a Conservation area and was designated as such in 1984 by Staffordshire County Council. The village has significant benefits from a close proximity to Sandon Hall and Ingestre Hall.  Also passing nearby is the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal, which expands into a body of water called Tixall wide (also known as Tixall Broad or The Broad Water) near Tixall Gatehouse.  Tixall has 15 listed buildings, which are recorded in National Heritage.  These buildings, monuments and structures reflect the history of the Tixall Estate and village.