Pattingham, a village and a township in Staffordshire,. and a parish partly also in Salop. The village stands half a mile from the boundary with Salop, 4½ miles SW of Codsall station on the G.W.R., and 6 W of Wolverhampton, and has. a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wolverhampton. The parish comprises 2529 acres; population, 859. It contains also the hamlet of Nurton, in the Staffordshire portion. The Salop portion of the parish consists of Rudge township, and comprises 1585 acres; population, 123. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belongs to the Earl of Dartmouth. A horticultural show is held in August. There is a brick kiln. A gold torque, 4 feet long, was found in 1700. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Dartmouth. The church is ancient, with Norman pillars and arches on the N side of the nave, and Early English chancel, which was restored in 1857. The tower is Decorated, and was restored in 1891. The church was restored and enlarged in 1865 by Sir G. Gilbert Scott. There is a peal of eight bells with chimes.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Pattingham St. Chad|
|Poor Law union||Seisdon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pattingham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Pattingham (St. Chad))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Pattingham are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser