OAKEN, a township, in the parish of Codsall, union of Seisdon, S. division of the hundred of Seisdon and of the county of Stafford, 4¾ miles (N. W. by W.) from Wolverhampton; containing 324 inhabitants. It comprises 1298 acres, of which two-thirds are arable, and the remainder grass with 40 acres of common or waste. At a short distance from the Shrewsbury road, on an elevated site commanding beautiful and extensive views, stands Oaken Terrace, a mansion surrounded with 200 acres, the seat and property of Christopher Wood, Esq. About 60 acres of land belong to William Wenman, Esq., of Codsall. The tithes have been commuted for £212.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.