Wednesfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1755 from chapelry in Wolverhampton St Peter Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Wednesfield Heath and Heath Town.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1751
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1799
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Wolverhampton St Mary
- Willenhall St Stephen
- Willenhall Holy Trinity
- Wolverhampton St James
- Wolverhampton St Peter
- Wolverhampton St Matthew
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
WEDNESFIELD, a township and two chapelries in Wolverhampton parish, Stafford. The township lies on the Wyrley canal, near the South Staffordshire railway, 2 miles NE of Wolverhampton; and has a post-office under Wolverhampton, and a r. station. Real property, £16,486; of which £852 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 4,858; in 1861, 8,553. Houses, 1,708. The increase of pop. arose mainly from the erection of houses for the accommodation of coal-miners. The property is not much divided. Perry Hall is a chief residence. The manufacture of locks, keys, and traps is very largely carried on. Edward the Elder beat the Danes here in 910.-The chapelries are W. and W.-Heath; and are jointly conterminate with the township. The living of W. is a vicarage, and that of W.-Heath is a p. curacy, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value of W., £280; of W.-Heath, £120. Patron of W., the Bishop of Lichfield; of W.-Heath, H. Rogers, Esq. W. church was built in 1760, and recently enlarged. W.-Heath church was built in 1853. There are three dissenting chapels, several public schools, and charities £20.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: Wolverhampton
Probate Court: Pre-1846 – Court of the Peculiar of Wolverhampton, Post-1845 – Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Wolverhampton
Poor Law Union: Wolverhampton
Hundred: South Offlow