Oulton, Staffordshire, ST15 8UW
Date of visit: 14th Sept 2020
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Oulton is a small village in the English county of Staffordshire. The village is located north of the market town of Stone and near to the Trent and Mersey Canal.
Located in the Moddershall Valley, the geography of the area is defined by Scotch Brook which runs west from the village of Moddershall towards its confluence with the River Trent. During the 18th century Industrial Revolution, Scotch Brook became the most intensively exploited waterway in Staffordshire, with nine Flint grinding mills located in the valley in total, and three within the confines of Oulton village. The entire Moddershall Valley is now part of a designated Conservation Area.
The village achieved prominent positions in Staffordshire’s Best Kept Village Awards in 2009 and 2010. Oulton also boasts the picturesque Downs Banks on its doorstep, and is within half an hour’s drive to the Peak District National Park. Kibblestone Scout Camp is located to the north east of the village, and sits in 200 acres (81 ha) of countryside.
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Location – UK Postcode ST15 8UW
Location – OS Grid Ref: 390891, 335749
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.919079, -2.136927
Location – Northing / Westing 52°55’08.7″N 2°08’12.9″W