Walsall Foreign in 1859


Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis - 1859

WALSALL-FOREIGN, a township and ecclesiastical district, in the parish and union of WALSALL, S. division of the hundred of OFFLOW and of the county of 
STAFFORD, 3 miles (N.) from Walsall, on the road to Lichfield; containing 13,457 inhabitants. It comprises the hamlets of Great and Little Bloxwich, Birchills, 
Coldmore, Horden, Walsall-Wood, and the Windmill-Streets, in the manor of Walsall; and Goscote, which is a manor of itself.

The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Vicar of Walsall, and has a net income of £50, with a glebe-house. The church, dedicated to St. John, was built in 1837, at a cost of £1000, on a site given by the Earl of Bradford, who also contributed £300; the remainder was obtained by grants from societies. It contains 430 sittings, all of which, with the exception of 88, are free. 


[Description(s) from The Topographical Dictionary of England (1859) by Samuel Lewis - Transcribed by Mike Harbach ©2020]