Useful Information

Useful Information

Food Shops 

There are no general shops within the Parish boundary.

There is a specialist delicatessen at Byrkley Park Garden Centre.

There is a general store that operates just outside the parish, at 5 Lane Ends/New Inn roundabout – Londis which is part of the Jet Petrol Station.

Public Houses / Restaurant   Facilities

There is public house in the Parish.

The Horseshoe Inn is an ancient Inn that has provided a service to the village community of Tatenhill for many centuries. Records of licensees go back to 1680 but it is thought to be much older than that. The building is a Grade II listed and was last extended in 1980’s to enlarge the eating area.

The Inn occupies a central position within the village in conjunction with the Church and the village Memorial Hall. It is operated by Marstons Brewery. The pub employs some 26 individuals. It is a popular spot for locals and walkers and serves hot food throughout the day.

Byrkley Garden centre offers a restaurant/café service during its hours of opening.

This garden centre (formerly Byrkley Park Garden Centre) was developed on the site of the kitchen garden of the former Byrkley Lodge is the largest employer within the parish, employing over 120 local people (Some fulltime, but many are part time and seasonal staff.)

As well as selling plants and gardening equipment, it has seasonal displays for the home and garden, a deli section, gift section, bookshop, garden furniture, an aquatic centre and jewellery shop. It has “The Garden Room” cafe and “Seasons” Restaurant. On site there is a large children’s play area and a menagerie of animals.

Listed Buildings

There are a significant number of listed buildings in the Parish.

Rangemore Hall is a listed building together with 2 game larders, the Triumphal Arch, the Soup Kitchen etc. in the grounds of Rangemore Hall Mews. Rangemore Hall was listed in the 1960s and all of the associated buildings are by inference listed under the curtilage rules.

In the village of Rangemore, the School and Church are listed.

In Tatenhill, the church, the Old Rectory and numerous individual dwellings are listed.

Callingwood Hall is also a listed building.

Medical Facilities

There are no NHS medical facilities in the parish. Most people get medical treatment at the surgery in Short Lane, Barton-Under-Needwood. There is a cottage hospital in Short Lane but the main hospital is the Queens Hospital in Burton-Upon-Trent.

Post Boxes

  • Tatenhill by the village hall
  • Rangemore half way down Chapel Lane on the left
  • 5 Lane Ends opposite the garage on the road to Abbots Bromley
  • Dunstall Cross Roads

Telephone Kiosks

A Telephone kiosk can be found at the following location:

  • Rangemore – outside the Rangemore Club

Parish Council Notice Boards

Tatenhill

  • On the roadside in front of the Village Hall
  • & in the bus shelter at the crossroads.

Rangemore

  • Outside the Rangemore Club

Land Owners

The major land owners in the Parish are:

  • The Duchy of Lancaster.
  • The Football Association.

The Rangemore Estate owns a number of houses in Rangemore and many of the farmhouses/farm buildings in the area. In total they have 50 of the 310 dwellings in the parish that are rented to tenants and farms that amount to 50% of the land are of the parish.

Mineral Extraction

Gypsum

British Gypsum is extracting Gypsum from the entrance to the mine at Fauld. The production will eventually reach the Rangemore end of the parish although a geological fault crossing east-west in the vicinity of 5 Lane Ends may make mining under the parish uneconomic. Planning permission for extraction exists across the parish except within 50ft of existing buildings. Extraction would be dependent upon the Rangemore Estate coming to a commercial agreement that would license British Gypsum to extract from the mineral rights belonging to the Rangemore Estate.

The extraction process involves digging out huge caverns about 300 ft below ground but leaving pillars of gypsum at regular intervals to support the land above.

Farming

The following active farms are based in the Parish:

  • Home Farm Rangemore – Rangemore Estate
  • Highlands Park Farm – Rangemore Estate
  • New Inn Farm – not farmed by person who lives at farm – Rangemore Estate
  • Deanery Farm on Rangemore Hill – Rangemore Estate
  • Shareholt Lodge Farm – Scotch Hills – Rangemore Estate
  • Forest Thorn Farm – towards Scotch Hills – Rangemore Estate
  • Callingwood Gate Farm and Callingwood Hall Farm. – Rangemore Estate
  • Bankcroft Farm, Tatenhill
  • Manor farm, Tatenhill