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Lower and Upper Gornall, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Gornall, Lower and Upper, two villages and two ecclesiastical parishes in Sedgley parish, Staffordshire. The villages stand 1 mile S of Sedgley and 2 miles NW of Dudley, and each has a post and money order office of its own name under Dudley, and there is another at Gornall Wood; telegraph office, Lower Gornall. The tract around them abounds in fire-clay, and many of the inhabitants are employed in working this into brick and other articles, while many are employed also in collieries, hardware works, bellows factories, and malt-houses. The ecclesiastical parish of Lower Gornall was constituted in 1838, and that of Upper Gornall in 1844. Population, 6518 and 4506. The livings of both are vicarages in the diocese of Lichfield. Gross value of Lower Gornall, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. Net value of Upper Gornall, £206 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Sedgley. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, Primitive, and New Connexion Methodist chapels in Lower Gornall, and Wesleyan and Congregational chapels in Upper Gornall.

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 parishSedgley 
Civil parishSedgley 
Poor Law unionDudley 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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