Rushall, a village and a parish in Staffordshire, 1¼ mile NNE of Walsall. The village has a station on the Walsall and Derby section of the L. & N.W.R., and a post and money order office under Walsall; telegraph office, Walsall. It is a seat of petty sessions. The parish comprises 1950 acres; population, 6980. For parish council purposes part of the parish is incorporated in the borough of Walsall; the remainder has a parish council consisting of eleven members. The old manor house, the ancient seat of the Harper and Leigh families, was strongly fortified, and was besieged in the Civil War. It is now in ruins; and partly incorporated with a modern mansion. Limestone and ironstone abound, and are worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £204 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1854 and enlarged in 1868. There are four mission churches, Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels, and almshouses.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Rushall St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Walsall|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Rushall from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Rushall (St. Michael))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Rushall 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