Bloxwich in 1872


John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales - 1870-2


BLOXWICH, a village, a chapelry, .and a sub-district in Walsall district, Stafford. The village stands on the Wyrley and Essington canal, adjacent to the Walsall and Stafford railway, 2 miles NNW of Walsall; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Walsall. 

The chapelry is in Walsall parish; and was constituted in 1842. Real property, £17,509. Pop. in 1841  3,801;  in 1861, 7,345. Houses, 1,424. The property is much subdivided.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Inhabitants. The church is very good; and there are chapels for Wesleyans and Roman Catholics. The sub-district includes also Pelsall township in Wolverhampton parish. Pop., 9,237. Houses, 1,800. 


[Description(s) from The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) - Transcribed by Mike Harbach ©2020]