Amblecote Staffordshire & Worcestershire Family History

The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Amblecote
The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Amblecote. This brick built church was opened in 1842. It sits on the steep High Street. Copyright David P Howard

Amblecote is an Ecclesiastical Parish partly in Staffordshire and partly in Worcestershire. Created 1845 from Old Swinford Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Coalbourn Brook and Wollaston.

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin: see Old Swinford and also Kingswinford and Wordesley

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Amblecote

  • Old Swinford
  • Brierley Hill
  • Kinver
  • Kingswinford
  • Lye

Historical Descriptions

Amblecote

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AMBLECOAT, a hamlet and a chapelry in Old Swinford parish, Stafford. The hamlet stands on the southern verge of the county, at the river Stour; and is suburban to Stourbridge, being separated from it only by the river. Acres, 689. Real property, with Kingswinford, £273,468, of which £66,786 are in mines, £128,936 in iron-works, and £9,550 in canals. Pop., 2,613. Houses, 531. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in potteries, glass-works, collieries, and ironworks. The chapelry was constituted in 1845, and originally included Woolaston, but since 1860, has been coextensive with Amblecoat hamlet. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £100. Patron, the Earl of Stamford. The church stands on an eminence, was opened in 1844, and is a pleasing structure of fire bricks.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

AMBLECOAT, a hamlet in that part of the parish of Old Swinford, which is in Staffordshire, in the union of Stourbridge; 1 mile north of Stourbridge. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the collieries, and earthenware, and iron-works, in the vicinity. Pop., in. 1801, 1,002; in 1831, 1,236. Houses 244. Acres 570. A.P. £3,186. Poor rates, in 1837, £679. — There are an infant-school, and four daily schools, here.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Amblecoat, a hamlet, in the parish of Old Swinford, union of Stourbridge, S. division of the hundred of Seisdon and the county of Stafford, ½ mile (N.) from Stourbridge; containing 1623 inhabitants. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £220. A school, in which are about 150 boys and 85 girls, is supported by subscription.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Coalbourn Brook

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Coalbourn-Brook, a locality on the northern border of Worcester, 1 mile from Stourbridge. It has a post-office under Stourbridge.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Administration

  • County: Staffordshire & Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Stourbridge
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Kidderminster
  • Poor Law Union: Stourbridge
  • Hundred: Staffordshire: South Seisdon; Worcestershire: Halfshire
  • Province: Canterbury
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