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Enville, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Enville, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands near the boundaries with Salop and Worcestershire, and near the Stafford and Birmingham Canal, 5 miles NNW of Stourbridge, and has a post office under Stourbridge; money order and telegraph office, Kniver. Acreage, 4986; population of the civil parish, 715; of the ecclesiastical, 669. The parish includes the hamlets and manors of Lutley and Morfe. Enville Hall, a seat of the Countess of Stamford and Warrington, shows features of different periods, comprises two wings and a recessed centre, and has fine grounds, which were laid out by the poet Shenstone. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, o£677 with residence. The church is partly Norman and Early English, with a Perpendicular tower; it contains many interesting ancient monuments, and some good stained windows and carved oak. It was restored in 1874 by Sir Gilbert Scott. Enworth. See YAXWORTH. Epiton. See BATTLE, Sussex.

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 parishEnville St. Mary 
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 Enville

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 Enville 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 Enville 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:

DistrictSouth Staffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtDY7
Post TownStourbridge