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Codsall, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishCodsall St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionSeisdon 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Codsall

Civil Registration

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:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

DistrictSouth Staffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWV8
Post TownWolverhampton