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Stonehouse Court Hotel - A Bespoke Hotel
Bristol Rd, Stonehouse, GL10 3RA
   +44 (0)871 871 3240
Single from: £59.00
Double from: £230.00
per room per night
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The town of Uttoxeter is one of the most interesting and unique towns in the entire West Midlands of England. It is also one of the hardest names to pronounce outside of Wales and this is due to the fact that the town was named in the Anglo-Saxon language. Though English is partly derived from this language, the early years of its people most definitely had a different style of pronunciation and speech than their modern-day descendents. At any rate, the unique name of Uttoxeter best clues us in to how old the town truly is.

The problem, though, is that nobody knows exactly how old Uttoxeter is. The town is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Wotocheshede, a name that might even be harder to pronounce than Uttoxeter. Nearly all towns change the spelling and pronunciation of their names over the years and with a name as difficult as Wotocheshede it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that the town's name changed nearly eighty times until it gained the name that it retains today. At any rate, the original name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon "Wuttucesh". This word meant Wuttuc's Health in the old tongue. Still, the Domesday Book only dates back to the early 1000s and we already know that the town was well established if it earned mention in the historic tome. Luckily, and to our great fortune, archeologists have uncovered relics in the town that help us to glean a deeper insight into the age of the town.

Relics dating all the way back to the days of the Roman Empire have been uncovered and this allows us to know that the town was occupied in the early years of A.D. Bronze Age remnants have also been uncovered so it is entirely possible that the town was occupied over two thousand years ago but this is where many historians encounter disagreement. It is hard to say when Uttoxeter was truly a settlement in the best sense of the word and even then it can be difficult to decide when the area deserved to be considered a town. At any rate, it can definitely be agreed that Uttoxeter is easily as old as most of England's oldest cities. Roman forts have been found that date back to around 60 AD and this is certainly old enough for Uttoxeter to be considered an important location today.

At any rate, the Uttoxeter of today is a mainly agricultural town that supplies a large amount of dairy products to the surrounding towns. The town has been well known for its cheeses and butter for hundreds of years, although these days the standards with which the products are made have been upgraded tremendously. All the same, it is truly admirable to see a town fit so well into whatever century it finds itself in. It can be reasonably surmised that Uttoxeter will continue to be an indispensable part of Staffordshire in particular and England in general for many more centuries to come.

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