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Coven, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Coven, a liberty, a village, and an ecclesiastical parish in Brewood parish, Staffordshire, adjacent to the Birmingham and Liverpool Canal, 1½ mile SSW of Four-Ashes station on the L. & N.W.R., 2 miles SE of Brewood, and 5 N of Wol-verhampton. There is a post office under Wolverhampton; money order and telegraph office, Brewood. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1858, and includes the hamlet of Standeford. Population, 619. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £288 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Brewood. The church is a cruciform building erected in 1857. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Civil parishBrewood 
Poor Law unionPenkridge 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Coven from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


Online maps of Coven are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:

DistrictSouth Staffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWV9
Post TownWolverhampton