Things to do in Tatenhill, Staffordshire
Tatenhill and the surrounding countryside include Rangemore and Callingwood, in the National Forest.
Tatenhill church of St Michaels and All Angels contains a fine alabaster monument to Sir Hugh Griffiths with his wife kneeling and child sleeping.
The village rests peacefully in a hollow, the road through is narrow, lined with cottages and some modern dwellings.
The Horseshoe Inn dates back to 15th century and contains many artefacts, an interesting place to visit for a meal or refreshments.
The countryside has undulating hills, fertile farmland and patches of dense woodland, the air is clean and fresh with a feeling of peace and tranquillity as you drive out of Tatenhill under a canopy of trees.
It was in this countryside near Tatenhill where the beer baron, Michael Thomas Base built Rangemore Hall and a community that he developed around it.
Red brick cottages with hooded porches to house the employees and estate workers.
In 1867 he built All Saints church and in 1873 a schoolhouse.
The decorative brickwork of these Victorian buildings gives the village an identity of its own.
Later his son added a clubhouse and reading rooms with a library to educate his estate workers, the building is still the social centre of the village as is the cricket green and playing fields.
Places to visit around Tatenhill
- Byrkley Park and garden centre with a restaurant.
- Newborough with royal connections,
- Hanbury and Fauld (Explosion crater)
- Branston Water Park.
- Burton-on-Trent where there is a statue to Lord Burton, Michael Thomas Base, standing in St Paul's Town Hall Square.
Tatenhill is sign posted off the A38 near Branston, Burton filter.
Description by Shirley Leedham