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Walsall Wood St John

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"Walsall Wood Church, St John, was built in 1837, and is a plain structure of blue brick, in the lancet Gothic style, with stone dressings, and a square tower. The Vicar of Walsall is patron of the perpetual curacy, in the incumbency of the Rev PG Harper, MA."

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Church History

The ecclesiastical parish of St John was formed in August 1845, from the Walsall Wood and Shelfield detached part of Walsall parish.  
St John's church in Walsall Wood, which was consecrated on 22nd August 1837 is a plain edifice in the Gothic style and consists of a chancel, nave, aisles, vestry, and an embattled western tower containing a clock and one bell. The chancel, vestry and aisles were added in 1886.

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Church Records

Church of England Registers 
The register of the church of St John, Walsall Wood commences in 1835. The original registers for the period 1835, 1837-1908 (Bapts), 1845-1913 (Mar) & 1837-1912 (Bur) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office. 
A microfilm copy of some of the registers is held at Walsall Local History Centre. 

Nonconformist Church Registers 
Records of Nonconformist churches in Walsall can be found on the Walsall page.

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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