Elford Village

The Crown

The Crown

Originally the Court House and Jail, The Crown Public House is a traditional country local, free house, and grade 2 listed building.

A great pub feel with good quality food at reasonable prices.

To book or for more information ring The Crown on 01827 383602

The Playground and Sports Field

Sports Field

Elford Cricket Club

The Cricket Club have their own internet portal here.

New members are always welcome.  If you are interested in playing or just helping out contact Steph on stavinor@hotmail.com.

 Elford Boys FC

One of the oldest junior football clubs in the area having been founded in 1982 by then Crown publican Ken Carlton & David Wain.

The football is a very friendly and family run club, which boasts teams across many age groups from pre school to high school.

For further information please contact Mark Simmonds on 07799 261071 or via email at elfordboysfc@gmail.com. Alternatively please visit the club's website at http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/elfordboysfc

Jubilee Memorial Playground

Brickhouse Lane

The Parish Council run the playground and are planning future improvements.  In the meantime our Handyman Alan is keeping it as clean as possible and volunteer working parties are held from time to time.


The Walled Garden

Elford Hall was sadly demolished in the 1960’s, but the Walled Garden that served the Hall throughout the 19th century remains. A team of determined villagers and volunteers have been working over the past few years on restoring the gardens to their former glory and they are now being enjoyed by all who visit. There’s a rose garden, allotments providing organic produce, a walk-way leading to a picnic area besides the river and an event area where a number of very successful village events have been held.  The Walled Garden was given the Royal seal of approval by Sophie Countess of Wessex, when she officially opened the garden on 14 September 2011.

So do come along and see what has already been achieved. You may wish to become a member of the ‘Friends of the Walled Garden’ – the annual subscription contributes towards the upkeep of the garden and you’ll receive a regular Newsletter keeping you informed of forthcoming events. You may even feel like doing some volunteering – a variety of skills are needed to complete and maintain the project and it’s a great way of meeting other people in the village. We look forward to seeing you there!

Volunteer Days

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday Mornings

Everyone welcome!


Howard Primary School

Howard Primary School

The Howard Primary school is a thriving, friendly and happy school serving the beautiful village of Elford, close to the ancient capital of Mercia, Tamworth. We have very close links with the village and also the Village of Awoignt in Northern France. We make the most of our local area and the children are regular visitors to the Walled Gardens.

The school building dates back to 1856 when Lady Mary Howard provided the funds for a free school in Elford. The building has been developed over the years and is a wonderful place to learn. The school makes the most of its extensive grounds and they are used to enhance all areas of the curriculum.

Our school curriculum has been devised in conjunction with our sister schools and offers our children a broad and balanced education which is real and relevant to life in the 21st Century. Opportunities for enriching our children's learning is carefully planned to ensure that there is a love of learning and enables every child to flourish in an ever-changing world. We have worked hard to create a curriculum that will have an impact on our children not just in terms of their attainment but as individuals and citizens of the future. 

Our Academy motto ‘Believe and Achieve’ encourages our children to believe in themselves to be the best they can. 

We operate an open-door policy and would love to show you what we have to offer. Vacancies are currently available. If you would like to visit the school to see how we can work in partnership to develop your child please don’t hesitate to make an appointment.

Contact  01827 383292



St Peter’s Church

The Church

The parish of St Peter’s would like to welcome you to Elford. The church is open every day so please do come and visit us. At the back of the church you will find information about the history of the building, events and services.

Friends of St Peter's

Become a friend of St Peter's Church - Find out how here

Contact us

For a Baptism, Wedding or Funeral

Revd John Grice 373257

Information on services can be found on the Church Notice Board or from the Mease Valley Magazine.

The Village Hall

The original Hall was built by kind donation of the Carnegie Trust before the Second World War and actively served the village for over 70 years. In 2006 the original hall with the backing of the Heritage Lottery Fund, was demolished and completely rebuilt incorporating extended accommodation and modern fittings ideal for 21st century usage.  For the latest information try the village hall's own website  http://www.elfordvillagehall.co.uk.


For booking information Telephone Sue on 01827 383056