Bushbury, a village, a township, and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands near the Stafford and Worcester Canal, 3 miles N by E of Wolverhampton, and has a station on the L. & N.W.R., and a post and money order office under the name of Bushbury Lane (T.S.O.) under Wolverhampton, which is the telegraph office. The township includes also the hamlets of Moseley and Oxiey. Acreage, 3520; population, 2252. The parish includes also the township of Essing-ton; population, 3620. Moseley Court and Oxley Manor House are the chief residences. At Moseley Old Hall, Charles II. was concealed after the battle of Worcester. At Essington are collieries and a brick and tile manufactory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £234 with residence. The church is very ancient, partly Norman, and has an embattled tower with six bells, and an open timber roof; the east window is of the Decorated period, and in the chancel are sedilia and a piscina; there are an ancient font, an ancient monument to Hugh de Bushbury, and some later monuments. Essington has a chapel of ease, and Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel at New Town.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bushbury St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Penkridge|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Bushbury from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Bushbury, or Byshbury (St. Mary))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Bushbury 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:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser
Villages, Hamlets, &cEssington