Fazeley in 1872


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

FAZELEY, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Tamworth district, Stafford. The village stands on Watling-street and on the Fazeley canal, adjacent to the river Tame, and near the Birmingham and Derby railway, 1 mile S of Tamworth; and has a post-office under Tamworth. and a station, jointly with Wilnecote, on the railway. It is famous for the cotton manufacture carried on at it by the first Sir Robert Peel; and its chief business still is the cotton manufacture and extensive bleaching.

Fairs are held on the second Monday of Jan., Feb., April, Sep., and Dec; on the third Monday of July, Aug., and Nov.; on the last Monday of March, May, and June; and on the first Monday after Old Michaelmas. A bridge over the Tame here is on the line of Watling-street, and connects Staffordshire with Warwickshire. The Fazeley canal goes into junction with the Coventry and Birmingham canals. The township includes the village; and is in Tamworth parish. Real property, £7,895. Pop., 1,341. Houses, 258. The chapelry is more extensive than the township, and was constituted in 1842. Pop., 1,652. Houses, 327. 

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £220. Patron, Sir R. Peel, Bart. The church is modern; and there are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans. The sub-district includes two Warwickshire townships of Tamworth parish, four Staffordshire liberties of that parish, two entire Warwickshire parishes, and three entire Staffordshire parishes. Acres, 20,564. Pop., 6,857. Houses, 1,387. 

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