Perry Barr, Staffordshire
Perry Barr, formerly a hamlet in Handsworth parish, Staffordshire, but constituted a separate civil parish in 1894 by Order in Council. It lies on Icknield Street and the river Tame, adjacent to Warwickshire, 3 miles N of Birmingham, and has stations (Perry Barr and Great Barr) on the Birmingham, Walsall, and Wolverhampton section of the L. & N.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (T.S.O.) under Birmingham. The literary and scientific institute includes reading-rooms, library, class-rooms, and lecture-hall, and at the back there is a recreation ground. The ecclesiastical parish contains also Perry village, and was constituted in 1862. Population, 3377. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Perry Hall was rebuilt by the Hon. F. Gough in the Tudor style, and belongs now to The Gough-Calthorpe family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £370. The church was built in 1833, and enlarged in 1890-94, is a fine cruciform structure with a tower. Christ Church was erected in 1862 as a chapel of ease. All Saints Church was erected in 1893 in the hamlet of Scott. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A Roman Catholic convent and orphanage are at Mary Vale.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Perry Barr from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Perry-Bar)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Perry Barr 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
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