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|City of Lichfield|
From top left: Lichfield Cathedral; Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum; Quonians Lane; Garrick Theatre; Cityscape.
Coat of arms of Lichfield
Motto: Salve, magna parens (Hail great parent)
City of Lichfield shown within Staffordshire
|Area||14.02 km2 (5.41 sq mi) |
|- Density||2,181/km2 (5,650/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||110 miles (180 km) NNW|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||WS13 WS14|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
The first part of the name comes from a nearby Roman-British village called Letocetum. It was captured by the Mercians some time before 669, when it was called Licidfelth. Between 786 and 803, the Christian archbishop in England was here, instead of Canterbury.