"Patshull, or Patteshull, anciently called Peccleshala, is a parish occupying a western point of Staffordshire, which projects into Shropshire, six miles W by N of Wolverhampton. It has about 1850 acres of land, and 177 inhabitants. The village comprises a few cottages, prettily situated on Burnill Green, a farm house, occupied by Mr Davis, and the Pigot Arms Inn, occupied by Miss Whiston. On the borders of the two counties is a fine sheet of water, called Snowdon Pool, and about half a mile E of the Green is Patshull Hall, an extensive mansion, picturesquely seated in a beautiful park of 341 acres, adorned with a fine serpentine expanse of water, called Patshull Pool. This and the adjoining estate of Pattingham were sold by Sir John Astley, for £100,000, to the late Lord Pigot, whose celebrated diamond paid for them. They were the seat and property of Sir Robert Pigot, Bart, but have lately been sold to the Earl of Dartmouth, whose son, Viscount Lewisham, MP, resides at the Hall. The Earl is also lord of the manor."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]