Tettenhall, a village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands on the Stafford and Birmingham Canal, 2 miles WNW of Wolverhampton. It contains many good houses, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wolverhampton. The parish contains the townships of Tettenhall Regis, Tettenhall Clericorum, Compton, The Wergs, Perton, Trescott, and Wightwick, and is divided into the ecclesiastical parishes of Tettenhall Regis and Tettenhall Wood. Acreage, 8306; population, 5982; of the ecclesiastical parish of Tettenhall Regis, 3310; of the ecclesiastical parish of Tettenhall Wood, 2672. Hardware manufacture is carried on. A battle, very disastrous to the Danes, was fought here in 907 or 910. Wrottesley Hall, the seat of Lord Wrottesley, is a handsome mansion erected in 1696, situated in an extensive park. Both the head living and that of Tettenhall Wood are vicarages in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value of the former, £283 with residence; net value of the latter, £261 with residence. Patron of both, Lord Wrottesley. The parochial church is Early English, and was once collegiate. It contains monuments of the Wrottesley family. Tettenhall Wood church was built in 1866, and is in the Early English style. There is a Congregational chapel. Tettenhall College was established in 1864 by the Midland Counties Proprietary Schools Company as a boys' school, and has scholarships and exhibitions to the universities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Tettenhall-Regis St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Seisdon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Tettenhall from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Tettenhall-Regis (St. Michael))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Tettenhall 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
Villages, Hamlets, &cCompton (Tettenhall)