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Himley, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Himley, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, 3 miles NNW of Brierley Hill station on the G.W.R., and 4 W by N of Dudley. There is a post and telegraph office under Dudley; money order office, Wall Heath. Acreage, 1221; population, 304. The manor, with Himley Hall, belongs to the Earl of Dudley. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £260 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Dudley. The church was built in 1764, and thoroughly restored in 1893-94.

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 parishHimley St. Michael 
Poor Law unionSeisdon 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Himley from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSouth Staffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtDY3
Post TownDudley