Penn, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands 2½ miles SSW of Wolverhampton, and has a post office under Wolverhampton; money order and telegraph office, Wolverhampton. The parish comprises the townships of Upper and Lower Penn. Acreage, 1998 and 2005; population, 2667 and 274. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members, and four members are sent to the district council. A section of Upper Penn was constituted an ecclesiastical parish in 1859, under the name of St Philip, Penn Fields. Population, 1759. The head living (population, 1182) of St Bartholomew is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £280. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The living of St Philip is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £240 with residence. St Bartholomew's Church is ancient and has been several times restored. St Philip's Church was erected in 1859. There are a school church at Lower Penn, and a convalescent home at Upper Penu in connection with the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Hospital.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Penn St. Bartholomew|
|Poor Law union||Seisdon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Penn from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Penn (St. Bartholomew))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Penn 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: