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Pelsall, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Pelsall, a parish in Staffordshire, on the Wyrley Canal, 3 miles NNE of Walsall, with a station on the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Walsall. Acreage, 12 63; population, 3364, There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1840. There are coal mines in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £290. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church formerly belonged to the canons of Wolverhampton; it was rebuilt in 1844, and a new chancel was added in 1889. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan 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 parishWolverhampton 
Poor Law unionWalsall 

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 Pelsall

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 Pelsall 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 Pelsall 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:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWS3
Post TownWalsall