"Shareshill is a small but neat village, pleasantly situated on an eminence, six miles N by E of Wolverhampton, comprising within its parish 594 inhabitants and about 4200 acres of land, divided into the two townships of Shareshill and Great & Little Saredon. The parish includes part of Cannock Chase, and has only about 3000 enclosed acres, of hilly but fertile land. Lord Hatherton is lord of both manors, but the greater part of the soil belongs to a number of other proprietors, the largest of whom are the Rev. JL Petit, General Vernon, and Alexander Hordern, Esq.
Shareshill is supposed to be a place of great antiquity, from the vestiges of two encampments on the north and south side of the village, which, being of square form, are conjectured to be of Roman construction. In the 1st of Henry IV, Sir William de Shareshill, resided here, and was sheriff of the county.
Great & Little Saredon are two hamlets, forming one township, the former seven and a quarter and the latter six and a half miles N by E of Wolverhampton, near the Cannock branch of the River Penk, which, as well as a smaller stream which divides Saredon from Shareshill, abounds in trout and other fish. The latter stream flows from Essington Wood, and has upon its banks the large corn mills of Saredon and Deepmoor. "
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]