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Forsbrook is a village situated on the edge of the Staffordshire Moorlands. It is a very old settlement and is mentioned in the Doomesday Book. For hundreds of years the village was only a small settlement, situated on the Turnpike Road to Cheadle. However, it gradually grew in size with the coming of the North Staffordshire Railway to nearby Blyth Marsh in the 1840s.

The village though totally changed in character during the post Second World War period as a large new housing estate was built.

Today the village, and neighbouring Blyth Bridge, are attractive and desirable residential areas easily linked to either Stoke on Trent or Derby by the Railway and the A50 Trunk Road.

Within the Village there is a Spar shop, off license, a locally renowned Butchers and two Public Houses, the Roebuck and Butchers Arms. Originally there were four Pubs but in common with other village Pubs they have long since closed. The other two where called The Miners Arms which is now private residence and Bulls Head which was demolished for road widening.

The Village is also home to a delightful Primitive Methodist Chapel which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2006.

Forsbrook is contiguous with Blythe Bridge, with which it shares a Parish Council, and Blythe Marsh.

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The village derives its name from the Old English Fotes-broc - a brook or ditch.

The brook flowed through the village square, where it was crossed by a wooden pedestrian bridge and a ford for horses and vehicles, until it was culverted in 1932.[1]

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  1. , Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook Historical Society Blythe Bridge & Forsbrook Millennium Calendar 2000 AD: February picture

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