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Essington, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Essington, a township in Bushbury parish, Staffordshire, near the Wyrley Canal, 2¼ miles NW of Bloxwich station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4½ NE by N of Wolverhampton. It has a post office under Wolverhampton; money order and telegraph office, Wednesfield. Acreage, 3054; population, 1368. An iron church, to accommodate 260 persons, was erected here in 1858-9. There are collieries'and brick and tile manufactories. There are Wesleyan and Primitive 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 parishBushbury 
Poor Law unionPenkridge 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Essington from the following:


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DistrictSouth Staffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWV11
Post TownWolverhampton