"Fazeley is a considerable village at the junction of the Fazeley and Coventry Canals, in the pleasant vale of the Tame, one and a quarter miles S of Tamworth. The township (in Tamworth parish) of Fazeley includes the neighbouring hamlets and liberties of Bonehill, Bangley, Bitterscote, and Dunstall, and also the north end of the Park of Drayton Manor, the seat of Sir Robert Peel, Bart, who is lord of this manor,and principal owner of the soil, and whose grandfather, the first Sir Robert Peel, established here two extensive cotton mills on the River Tame, which are now occupied by three firms, two of whom are tape and smallware manufacturers. In the village there is also a large woolstapling establishment. Here are commodious wharfs, but their traffic has been much reduced by the railways.
Fazeley township comprises 1827 acres, and 1690 souls, and forms, with the exception of Dunstall and Bitterscote liberties, a chapelry district (of Tamworth parish).
Bonehill House, near the north end of Drayton Park, is the handsome seat of Mrs Peel, relict of the late Edmund Peel, Esq, who died a few months after his illustrious brother. There are several other neat mansions in the township, which is separated from Tamworth by the river Tame."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]