Bobbington

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].

Administration

  • 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