Codsall, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands near the boundary with Salop and the Birmingham and Liverpool Canal, 3½ miles S of Brewood, and 5 NW of Wolverhampton, and has a station on the G.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wolverhampton. The parish includes also the township of Oaken and has two other post offices, Codsall Wood and Oaken (money order office), under Wolverhampton. Acreage, 2994; population, 1436. Oaken House and Pendryl Hall are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £260 with residence. Pa>-tron, Lord Wrottesley. The church is Early English, with Norman traces, was rebuilt in 1848 excepting the tower, and contains tombs of the Wrottesleys. There is a dissenting chapel used by various denominations.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Codsall St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Seisdon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Codsall from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Codsall (St. Nicholas))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Codsall 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