Historical sources state that Editha, Princess of Mercia, founded Polesworth Abbey in the 9th century.
Today, the ruins of the Abbey Cloister and the two storey Medieval gateway has recently been restored. The Abbey Church later converted to the Parish Church of St Editha, consists of a nave, dating back to the 12th century, chancel, north aisle, porch and a tower north of the chancel.
Polesworth Abbey is ideally located, just a stones throw from Tamworth castle, and only a 12-minute drive from the centre of Tamworth! Close to the Staffordshire border and many other attractions in the area.