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Parish Ward of Fairfield

The village of Fairfield and the hamlets of Stoneybridge & Wildmoor form the Fairfield Ward, part of Belbroughton and Fairfield Parish, which is in Bromsgrove District, Worcestershire.

The ancient Manor of Fairfield can be traced back to 817AD, when King Coenwulf in 817 exempted the Bishop of Worcester’s estate at ‘Beolne, Broctun and Forfeld’ from all secular services except military service and the maintenance of bridges and strongholds (British History Online).  The Anglo-Saxon name of Forfeld meaning “open land where hoggs pasture” (Oxford Dictionary of Place Names).

According to the 2011 census the population of the ward was 942.

The village has a hair & beauty salonvillage hallprimary school, pub (The Swan) and a Church (St. Mark’s CofE).

At the village’s Recreation Ground there is a childrens play areas, the millennium garden and the club house for Fairfield Villa Football Club.

To north of the village is Fairfield Court, the site of Anglo-Saxon Forest Court, and to the west is Pepper Wood, a semi-ancient (SSSI) woodland managed by the Woodland Trust.