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Old Hill, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Old Hill, an ecclesiastical parish in Rowley Regis parish, Staffordshire, 3 miles SE of Dudley. It has a station on the G.W.R. from Birmingham to Stem-bridge, branch lines to Dudley in the NW and to Halesowen in the SE, and a post, money order, and telegraph office (S.O.) It was constituted in 1876. Population, 9126. The offices of the Rowley Regis district council are situated here, and petty sessions for the Rowley Regis division are held in the Sessions House. There is a police station. Coal-mining is extensively carried on, and chains, nails, &c., are manufactured. Trinity Hall is a large red brick edifice, erected in 1879 at a cost of £9000, and is used as an assembly-room and Sunday school. Haden Hill is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £440 with residence. The church was erected in 1876. There are Baptist, Primitive and New Connexion Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels.

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


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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtB64
Post TownCradley Heath