Lichfield is situated in Staffordshire and is one of only a handful of parishes in the country to have attained city status, due to the fact that although small, it contains a cathedral. The city is located just 25 kilometers north of Birmingham. Lichfield is most well known for its three spired cathedral. In recent years, a large shopping complex has been constructed nearby. Visitors will also find there are plenty of other shops as well as restaurants in the immediate area to enjoy. There are ample accommodations in Lichfield and the local vicinity. The city can be easily reached from surrounding areas.
Lichfield is an English city that is located within the area of Staffordshire. This city has been granted status of a civil parish. This city is one of only seven cities within the country of England that has been given civil parish status. The city of Lichfield is located about eighteen miles north of Birmingham and about one hundred and twenty four miles northwest of Central London.
Lichfield is famous for its cathedral that has three spires. The city of Lichfield is the birthplace for Dr Johnson and this is the person that wrote the first authoritative English language dictionary.
The city has retained its importance as an ecclesiastical centre however it has only played a relatively small role within the development of commercial and industrial. The centre of the town has retained much of its historic character. Starting in 2009 there is going to massive development within the city and there is going to be a massive leisure and shopping complex.
The district of Lichfield has a population of about ninety three thousand two hundred and thirty seven and the city of Lichfield has a population of about twenty seven thousand nine hundred.
The city of Lichfield that has a population of "salve, magna parens" which stand for "hail great Mother". The motto is on the coat of arms for Lichfield and the motto is said to have been said by Samuel Johnson as a tribute to his native city.
During the middle Ages the main industry in Lichfield was making woollen cloths and also the leather industry. A lot of the areas that surround the city of Lichfield were open pastures and there was a vast amount of farms.
During the eighteenth century the city became very popular as a coaching centre and during this time there was very little industry within the city. During this time the main source of wealth for the city was money coming from visitors to the town. The invention of railways saw a decline in the number of coach trips and with this came the decline in the prosperity of Lichfield.