Amblecoat or Amblecote, a township and an ecclesiastical parish, in Old Swinford parish, Staffordshire. The former stands on the southern verge of the county, at the river Stour; and is suburban to Stourbridge, being separated from it only by the river. Post town, Stourbridge. Acreage, 665; population, 2876. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in glass-works, collieries, and iron-works. There is an extensive bed of fireclay in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; value, £260. The church stands on an eminence, was opened in 1842, and is a pleasing structure of fire-brick in the Early English style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Old Swinford|
|Poor Law union||Stourbridge|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1842.
Church of England
Holy Trinity (parish church)
The church of the Holy Trinity, erected on a site given by George, 7th Earl of Stamford and last of Warrington, is a structure of firebrick in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and one bell: the east window is a memorial to James Foster esq. and was erected by his employes: there are 700 sittings.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Amblecote from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Amblecoat)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Amblecote are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online: