The earliest dating of Hazelslade is 1682 ‘Hazel Slade’ (the valley where hazel trees grow) [Staffordshire Place-Names Including the Black Country]

Hazel Slade, 1.5 ENE of Hednesford – three Grand National Winners – Ereman 1907, Jenkinstown 1910 and, Grakle 1913 – were trained by Thomas COULTHWAITE, who came her from Manchester because of its central location and springy turf. Hazel Slade is a substantial village. It has a pub called The Hazel Slade which for many years had a successful folk club. The church of All Saints was built in 1884. The name Hazelslade means ‘ the vale where the hazel trees grow’. A vast exercise was held between Etching Hill and Rugeley and the Hednesford Hills, which was watched by some 150,000 spectators assembled on Rawnsley Hill. [A Guide to STAFFORDSHIRE & THE BLACK COUNTRY THE POTTERIES & THE PEAK – Michael RAVEN 2004]

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