Photo of St Benedict Biscop parish church, Wombourne, Staffordshire, seen from the southeast. On the left in the foreground is Wombourne war memorial. by John M, some rights reserved.

Wombourn Staffordshire Family History

Wombourn is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire. Trysull is a chapelry of Wombourn.

Other places in the parish include: Orton and Swindon.

Parish Church: St Benedict

Parish registers begin: 1570

Nonconformists in Wombourn include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Wombourn

  • Himley
  • Woodford Grange
  • Bobbington Shropshire
  • Bobbington Staffordshire
  • Trysull
  • Penn
  • Kinver
  • Kingswinford
  • Enville
  • Sedgley

Historical Description

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Wombourn, a liberty, a parish, and a sub-district, in Wolverhampton district, Stafford. The liberty lies on the Stafford and Worcester railway, 4¼ miles WSW of Deepfield r. station, and 4½ SW by S of Wolverhampton; and has a post-office‡ under Wolverhampton. The parish includes Orton and Swindon liberties, and comprises 4,680 acres. Real property, £10,137; of which £300 are in iron-works. Pop. in 1851, 2,007; in 1861, 2,236. Houses, 452. The living is a vicarage, united with Trysull, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £608.* Patrons, Trustees. The vicarage of Swindon is a separate benefice. There are three dissenting chapels, and charities £5.—The sub-district contains 4 parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 12,961. Pop., 4,991. Houses, 1,010.

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 Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Trysull
  • Poor Law Union: Seisdon
  • Hundred: South Seisdon
  • Province: Canterbury