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Pattingham, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishPattingham St. Chad 
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 Pattingham

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Pattingham 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 Pattingham 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

DistrictSouth Staffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWV6
Post TownWolverhampton