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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Great Wyrley

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Great Wyrley is coterminous with the villages of Landywood and Cheslyn Hay. It lies 5.5 miles north of Walsall, West Midlands. It had a population of 11,060 at the 2011 census. When you visit Great Wyrley, Walkfo brings Great Wyrley places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Great Wyrley Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Great Wyrley

Visit Great Wyrley – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 29 audio plaques & Great Wyrley places for you to explore in the Great Wyrley area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Great Wyrley places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Great Wyrley history


The word “Wyrley” derives from two Old English words: wir and leah. Wir meant “bog myrtle”, leah meant “woodland clearing”, suggesting that Great Wyrley began as sparse woodland or marshland.

Early history

Great Wyrley is mentioned in the Domesday Book under the name of Wereleia. As early as 1086 is said to have been indirectly owned by the Bishop of Chester St John’s as part of the “somewhat scattered holdings” of the Church of Saint Chad in Lichfield.

Post-Industrial Revolution

In former times the village was a mining village — The Great Wyrley Colliery. The Wyrley and Essington Canal passes nearby. St. Mark’s Church, a highly finished structure in the early English style, built 1845.

The ‘Great Wyrley Outrages’

In 1903, a local solicitor and son of the parson, George Edalji, was tried and convicted for the eighth attack, on a pit pony, and sentenced to seven years with hard labour. Conan Doyle of Sherlock Holmes fame persuaded to “turn detective” to prove the man’s innocence. He was exonerated by a Home Office committee of enquiry, although no compensation was awarded. Local myth remembers the Outrages to have been enacted by “The Wyrley Gang”

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Visit Great Wyrley PlacesYou can visit Great Wyrley places with Walkfo Great Wyrley to hear history at Great Wyrley’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Great Wyrley has 29 places to visit in our interactive Great Wyrley map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Great Wyrley, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Great Wyrley places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Great Wyrley & the surrounding areas.

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Best Great Wyrley places to visit

Great Wyrley has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Great Wyrley’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Great Wyrley’s information audio spots:

Great Wyrley photo Little Wyrley
Little Wyrley is part of Norton Canes civil parish and Cannock Chase district. In 1870-72 it had a population of 61 as recorded in the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. It borders the village of Landywood to the west (the Southern area of the larger village of Great Wyrley)
Great Wyrley photo Springhill, South Staffordshire
Springhill is a hamlet about a mile from Essington village in the civil parish of Essington, in the South Staffordshire district. In 2019 it had an estimated population of 538.
Great Wyrley photo Landywood railway station
Landywood railway station is situated in the village of Landrywood in Staffordshire. It also serves the adjacent villages of Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley. The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by West Midlands Railway.
Great Wyrley photo St Luke’s Church, Cannock
St Luke’s Church, Cannock is a Grade II* listed parish church in the Church of England in Cannock. The church is located in the town of Cannock and is located on the outskirts of the town.
Great Wyrley photo St Mark’s Church, Great Wyrley
St Mark’s is the parish church of Great Wyrley, South Staffordshire. It is known for having had the first South Asian vicar of any Church of England parish, Shapurji Edalji.
Great Wyrley photo Designer Outlet West Midlands
Designer Outlet West Midlands is an outlet shopping centre near Cannock, Staffordshire, England. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening of the centre was delayed from Autumn 2020 to early 2021. The centre officially opened to customers on Monday 12th April 2021.

Visit Great Wyrley plaques

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Great Wyrley has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Great Wyrley plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Great Wyrley using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Great Wyrley plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.