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Bradley, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Bradley, an ecclesiastical parish constituted in 1865 from the parishes of Wolverhampton and Sedgeley, in Staffordshire, adjacent to Bilston. It has a station under the name of Bradley and Moxley on the G.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Bilston. Population, 5146. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £382. Patrons, trustees. The church was. completed in 1868 at a cost of £6000, and is in the Early English style. There are Wesleyan and Free Methodist chapels.

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1865.


Church of England

St. Martin (parish church)

The church of St. Martin, erected in 1866, at a cost of £6,000, is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of apsidal chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and a south-western tower with octagonal broach spire containing a clock and 8 bells: there are three stained windows: the church was restored in 1880 at a cost of £800, and affords 800 sittings.


United Methodist Church, Hill Street
Wesleyan Chapel

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Bradley 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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST18
Post TownStafford