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Brownhills, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Brownhills, a village and an urban sanitary district in Staffordshire. The village is in Ogley Hay ecclesiastical parish, near Cannock Chase, 5½ miles NNE of Walsall, and 6 W of Lichfield. It has a station on the L. & N.W.R. and also on the Brownhills and Alridge branch of the M.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Walsall. There are extensive coal mines, giving employment to a considerable population. The village is governed by a local board. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels. Area of the urban sanitary district, 8842 acres; population, 13,703.

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Brownhills 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:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWS8
Post TownWalsall