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Burntwood is a town in Staffordshire, lying within Cannock Chase, some 4 miles west of Lichfield. The town had a population of 26,049 at the time of the 2011 census. Burntwood expanded in the nineteenth century around the coal mining industry, which is little in evidence today.
What is reckoned to be Britain's smallest park, Prince's Park, is located next to Christ Church on the junction of Farewell Lane and Church Road.
In September 2009 it was announced that a Burntwood man, Terry Herbert, had discovered a hoard of Saxon treasure with a metal detector in a field in the adjoining village of Hammerwich. Known as the Staffordshire Hoard, it is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold yet found.
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