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Lichfield

[lich-feeld] /ˈlɪtʃˌfild/
noun
1.
a town in SE Staffordshire, in central England, N of Birmingham: birthplace of Samuel Johnson.
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Lichfield

/ˈlɪtʃˌfiːld/
noun
1.
a city in central England, in SE Staffordshire: cathedral with three spires (13th-14th century); birthplace of Samuel Johnson, during whose lifetime the Lichfield Group (a literary circle) flourished. Pop: 28 435 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for Lichfield

Licitfelda (c.710) "Open Land near Letocetum" (Celtic place name meaning "gray wood") + Old English feld.

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Encyclopedia Article for Lichfield

city and district, administrative and historic county of Staffordshire, England, located on the northern margin of both the West Midlands plateau and the metropolitan complex centred on Birmingham

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