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Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Cheslyn-Hay, a village and a parish (formerly extra-parochial) in Staffordshire, 1 mile from Wyrley station on the L. & N.W.R., and 2 miles S of Cannock. Acreage, 819; population, 2066. There are collieries and brick and tile works; also Primitive and New Connexion Methodist chapels.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Civil parishCannock 
Poor Law unionPenkridge 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cheslyn Hay from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSouth Staffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWS6
Post TownWalsall