Rushall in 1872


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

RUSHALL, a parish, with a village and a railway station, in Walsall district, Stafford; on the North Staffordshire railway, 1 mile NNE of Walsall. Acres, 1,924. Post-town, Walsall. Real property, £8,094; of which £570 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,946; in 1861, 2,842. Houses, 586. The property is divided among a few.

A seat of the Bowleses, the Grobbers, and the Leighs was here, but went to ruin. Limestone and ironstone abound, and are worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £292. Patrons, W. Mellish and B. Gurdon, Esqs. The church was rebuilt in 1444, and recently repaired. An Independent chapel was built in 1861; and is in the early English style, with a tower. There is a national school.

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