Genealogy information

Parish church

Village photos

Email OntaWorld


Alrewas meansalluvial land where alders grow. In 942 Alrewas was known as Alrewasse, and by 1086, as its present-day form, Alrewas. The Trent and Mersey canal winds through Alrewas and the River Trent is nearby.

At the time of the great 1086 census Alrewas was held by Earl Edgar. Alrewas consisted of 3 hides. enough land for 8 ploughs. In lordship 2, with 1 slave. There were 20 villagers and 6 small holders with a priest and six ploughs. 24 acres of meadow, a fishery which paid 1500 eels, woodland 1 league long and half a league wide. The value of Alrewas before 1066 £10 whilst in 1086 it was now worth £11

There are several good routes to travel by road to Alrewas. Using the M6, particularly if you heading southbound from the Newcastle-under-Lyme direction, exit at Junction 12, Cannock, turn east on to the A5, and at Shenstone, turn north-east on to the A38, and six miles past Lichfield you will reach the Alrewas junction. Northbound, using the M6, exit at Junction 5, one of the Birmingham exits, and turn north on to the A38, through Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, and on to the Alrewas junction.

From the M1 exit at Junction 27 and follow the A38 through Derby towards Lichfield