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Bloxwich, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Bloxwich, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on the Wyrley and Essington Canal, 2½ miles NNW of Walsall, and has a station on the L. & N.W.R., and a post office under Walsall. The principal manufactures are awl-blades, bridle-bits, stirrups, saddlers' needles, locks, &c. There are also flour and saw mills, collieries, and iron works. There is a public room used for lectures, &c., and there are a free library and a cemetery, a church working men's club, and two banks. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1842. Population, 6729. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £275 with residence. Patrons, the inhabitants. The church was rebuilt in 1791, and enlarged in 1833 and 1877. There are also two mission churches, and Roman Catholic, Wesleyan, and Primitive and United Methodist chapels. The ground in the centre of the village, which was formerly a common, has now been transformed into a public park. The ecclesiastical parish of BLAKENALL HEATH includes the hamlets of Blakenall Heath, Harden, Goscote, Little Bloxwich, and portion of Bloxwich.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Civil parishWalsall 
HundredOfflow 
Poor Law unionWalsall 

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


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Bloxwich


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bloxwich from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Bloxwich 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:

DistrictWalsall
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtWS3
Post TownWalsall