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Farewell, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Farewell, a parish in Staffordshire, 2½ miles NW of Lich-field. It contains the hamlet of Chorley, and its post town is Lichfield. Acreage, 1031; population of the civil parish, 196; of the ecclesiastical, 204. A small Benedictine priory was founded here about 1140. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £118. Patron, the Marquis of Anglesey. The church is ancient, was rebuilt in 1745, except the chancel, which was the old priory chapel, and was restored in 1877, and more completely in 1887.

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 parishFarewell St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionLichfield 

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 Farewell

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 Farewell 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 Farewell 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

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWS13
Post TownLichfield