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This article is about a village in England. For other uses of "Hints" or "Hint", see Hint (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 52°37′24″N 1°46′00″W / 52.623333°N 1.766667°W / 52.623333; -1.766667


St Bartholomew's Church
OS grid reference SK1503
Civil parish Hints
District Lichfield
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TAMWORTH
Postcode district B78
Dialling code 01543
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Tamworth[1]
List of places

Hints is a small village and civil parish[2] between Lichfield and Tamworth in Staffordshire, within Lichfield local government district. The village is on the line of Watling Street, which was formerly the A5, but the A5 now runs in a cutting north of the village. The name of the parish council is Hints with Canwell.[3] The parish church is dedicated to St Bartholomew.[4]

The name Hints appears to derive from the Welsh word hynt, meaning 'a road' (referring to Watling Street). This suggests that the area was occupied by Welsh speakers until at least the late 6th century, when most of the Midlands had been occupied by the English.[5]

Physician and author Sir John Floyer was born in Hints.


External links

  • Official church web site
  • Village web site
  • GENUKI: Hints

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