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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Bloxwich from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Bloxwich)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Bloxwich 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: