Photo of Holy Cross Church at Bobbington, Staffordshire by Roger Kidd, some rights reserved.

Bobbington Staffordshire Family History

Bobbington is an Ecclesiastical Parish partly in Shropshire and partly in Staffordshire; Created in 1726 from chapelry in Claverley Ancient Parish.

Parish Church: Holy Cross

Parish registers begin: 1571

Wesleyan Methodist is the only identified non-Church of England denomination in Bobbington.

Parishes adjacent to Bobbington

  • Alveley
  • Bobbington Shropshire
  • Trysull
  • Wombourn
  • Claverley
  • Enville

Historical Description

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Bobbington, a parish in the district of Wolverhampton, and counties of Stafford and Salop; 3½ miles W of the river Stour and the Stafford and Birmingham canal, 4½ miles E by N of Hampton-Loade r. station, and 8 WNW of Stourbridge. It includes the hamlet of Halfpenny-Green; and its Post Town is Enville, under Stourbridge. Acres, 2,676. Real property, £4,130. Pop., 431. Houses, 87. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £97. Patron, W. Whitmore, Esq. The church is good. An endowed school has £42, and other charities £31.

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


  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wolverhampton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Royal Peculiar of Bridgnorth
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Bridgnorth
  • Poor Law Union: Seisdon
  • Hundred: South Seisdon
  • Province: Canterbury