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Rushall, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishRushall St. Michael 
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 Rushall

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 Rushall 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 Rushall 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Daw End
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWS4
Post TownWalsall