Penkridge Railway Station

Penkridge Village

Penkridge Village is a 5 minute walk or 2 minute cycle from the station.

From the front of the station follow Station Road, then turn right onto St Michael’s Square. Use the pedestrian crossing to cross the busy main road (A449). Penkridge is an attractive and historic Staffordshire village offering a library, a health centre, independent shops, a supermarket, a skate park, children’s playareas, hotels, pubs, cafes and canal and river walks. The centre of the village was designated a Conservation area in 1970.

The main village street – Market Street – has a number of small shops, some of which are housed in buildings dating backto the 15th and 16th centuries. En route to the centre of the village you will pass the Church of St Michael’s and All Angels, a Grade 1 listed building.

 

Places to Visit

 

Penkridge Markets (Wednesdays and Saturdays)

6 minute walk or 2 minute cycle from the station.

Leave the station along Station Road and continue along Church Road. At the end of the road you will see the market opposite.

Penkridge Market is regularly described as one of the best markets in the Midlands. It hosts up to 100 stalls selling a huge variety of products and includes a Poultry auction starting at 11.30am on a Wednesday. Why not take a break in the Old Deanery Farm Café on the market site? There is also an annual programme of popular special events.

Cuttlestones Auctioneers and Valuers are based on this site. They hold bi-weekly Antiques and Interiors auctions on a Wednesday and have an annual programme of specialist collectors sales.

Penkridge Heritage Centre, The Old Gaol & Stocks

10 minute walk or 4 minute cycle from the station.

The Penkridge Heritage Centre began life as an 18th Century barn and was later converted to a gaol. It is situated on the junction of Bell Brook and Market Place, across the road from the old Constable’s Cottage and directly behind the village stocks. There have been stocks in the village for around 500 years, conveniently placed beside Bell Brook for the easy disposal of rubbish thrown at local miscreants. The Penkridge Civic Society refurbished the gaol in 2000 and the Heritage Centre now offers a reconstructed 18th century prison cell, displays about the building itself, an annual themed exhibition about Penkridge, the surrounding area and its past, and is a centre for courses in local history.

The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal

15 minute walk or 5 minute cycle from the station.

Cross the main road (A449) using the pedestrian crossing. Turn right, then second left to follow New Road and Cannock Road to reach the canal at The Boat Inn. This canal runs north to south through the eastern edge of Penkridge. Why not take a scenic walk along the canal towpath?

Penkridge Leisure Centre

30 minute walk or 10 minute cycle from the station.

Penkridge Leisure Centre, on the Cannock Road, offers a swimming pool used for recreational swimming and which also provides award winning swimming lessons, a gym, sports hall, toning suite, cycling studio, exercise studio and floodlit outdoor pitches. The centre is open to members and non-members and provides fitness activities for children and adults.

Lower Drayton Farm Play @ Lower Drayton Farm opens 2020

30 minute walk or 8 minute cycle from the station.

For a fun day in the great outdoors you can’t beat a visit to Lower Drayton Farm. Why not bring your family to experience the farm’s huge indoor and outdoor play areas, animal viewing sessions and small animal encounters. There is also an annual programme of popular special events.

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