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Shareshill, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Shareshill, a township and a parish in Staffordshire. The township lies 3 miles SE of Four Ashes station on the L. & N.W.R., and 5½ NNE of Wolverhampton, and has a post office under Wolverhampton; money order and telegraph office, Cannock. Acreage, 889; population, 350. There is a parish council consisting of seven members and a chairman. The parish includes also the township of Saredon (which has only a parish meeting), and comprises 2827 acres; population, 619. There are remains of two ancient camps. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £200. Patron, Lord Hatherton. The church was rebuilt in 1748, with the exception of the tower, which is of the Decorated period.

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 parishShareshill The Virgin Mary 
Poor Law unionPenkridge 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shareshill from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

DistrictSouth Staffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWV10
Post TownWolverhampton