Eccleshall Guide

Updated on 24th August 2921

Eccleshall Guide

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Where do the symbols on the Eccleshall Town crest come from?

The four quarters on the shield are the Stafford Knot, the Fleur-de-lis, a cannon and a five pointed symbol.

The five pointed symbol represents the fact that Eccleshall is situated at the junction of five roads, five lines of communication. The particular symbol was taken from a half penny coin dated 1666 found in the front garden of a house in High Street.

The cannon represents the battle between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers when Cromwell’s Roundheads fired their cannon (from the current cricket ground) at the castle, where King Charles’s cavaliers had taken refuge.

The Fleur-de-lis stands for the Trinity hence Trinity Church.

The embattlements on the shield symbolise the fact that a castle has stood in Eccleshall since King John’s reign and has been very important to the life and development of the town.

The bishop’s mitre symbolises the association between the bishops of Lichfield and Eccleshall based at Eccleshall castle, which from st Chad’s time was an ecclesiastical manor. St Chad had the manor AD669 until 1877, the Bishop of Lichfield resided in Eccleshall. The wavy blue line represents the River Sow and the green background represents the countryside.

Welcome to the Eccleshall Guide


Following the enforced Covid lockdown the High Street Library in Eccleshall is now open and welcomes new and regular customers.

The doors are open Tuesday 9am - 5pm,
Wednesday 9am - 1pm,
Thursday 9am - 5pm,
Friday 9am - 5pm
and Saturday 9am - 1pm.

Do pop in and speak to the volunteer staff

Open again?

If your club or organisation is open again after the break do let us know so that we can publicise it here, in the local press and on Facebook.

Elford Heath open space following the refurbishments