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Tettenhall, Staffordshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishTettenhall-Regis St. Michael 
Poor Law unionSeisdon 

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 Tettenhall

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Tettenhall 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 Tettenhall 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

Compton (Tettenhall)
DistrictCity of Wolverhampton
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtWV6
Post TownWolverhampton