Meaford, Staffordshire


Meaford, Staffordshire

Meaford is a landmark hamlet in the English county of Staffordshire.

It lies at the junction of the A34 and A51 roads, north of the town of Stone. It is on the River Trent, while Meaford Lock is on the Trent and Mersey Canal. Meaford's most famous son is John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent, the naval hero (see below).

Meaford was for the later part of the 20th Century easily identifible from the main A34 road by the coal-fired Meaford Power Station, which were operated by the CEGB and later National Power. Meaford 'A' of 120mw capacity opened in the late 1940's, ceased generation in 1974 and was demolished in 1982. Meaford 'B' of 260mw capacity was formally opened in 1957, generated power for the last time at 13:00 on 28th September 1990, was formally closed on 1st October 1991 and demolition was nearly complete on the 6th June 1996 when the 408' tall brick chimney was demolished.

The site and the remaining buildings are now owned by property developer St Modwen.

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Coordinates: 52°55′00″N 2°10′32″W / 52.91679°N 2.17545°W / 52.91679; -2.17545


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