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Penn, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishPenn St. Bartholomew 
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 Penn

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Penn 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 Penn 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:

DistrictCity of Wolverhampton
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWV4
Post TownWolverhampton