Essington

ESSINGTON, a township, in the parish of Bushbury, union of Penkridge, E. division of the hundred of Cuttlestone, S. division of the county of Stafford, 5¼ miles (N. E.) from Wolverhampton; containing 623 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 2973 acres, mostly arable land. Coal is wrought, and bricks are manufactured. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £411. 4., and the vicarial for £30. 3. 5. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. Here may be traced some remains of an ancient residence of the De Essingtons, who were seated in the township.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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