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Bobbington, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Bobbington, a parish in Staffordshire and Salop, 3½ miles W of the river Stour, 5½ NW of Kingswinford, and 8 WNW of Stourbridge. It includes the hamlet of Halfpenny Green, and has a post office under Stourbridge; money order office, Claverley, 2¼ miles distant; telegraph office, Kinver, 6 miles distant. Acreage, 2680; population of the civil parish, 367; of the ecclesiastical, 336. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £98 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1878. New schools were built in 1892, and the endowment of a former school was merged into the general fund. Leaton Hall, the seat of the lord of the manor, is the chief residence.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBobbington St. Mary 
HundredBrimstree 
Poor Law unionSeisdon 

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 Bobbington


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bobbington 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 Bobbington 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:


Villages, Hamlets, &c

Halfpenny Green
DistrictSouth Staffordshire
CountyStaffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtDY7
Post TownStourbridge