Sedgley  Staffordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sedgley like this:

SEDGLEY, a town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Dudley district, Stafford. The town stands on high ground, 1¾ mile W by S of Coseley r. station, and 3 N W of Dudley; is a polling-place; and has a post-office‡ under Dudley. The parish contains also the villages of Brierley, Coseley, Cotwall-End, Ettingshall, Lower Gornall, Upper Gornall, Gospel-End, and Woodsetton. ...

Acres, 7, 364. Real property, £109, 818; of which £18, 105 are in mines, £526 in quarries, and £44,052 in iron-works. Pop. in 1851, 29, 447; in 1861, 36, 637. Houses, 7,062. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of the coal and iron trade, and from the operations of building societies. The surface is hilly; the substrata are rich in useful minerals: and the lower grounds are traversed by numerous rivulets and canals. A hill, called the Beacon, is crowned by a tower, and commands an extensive view. The manufacture of nails, rivets, chains, fire-irons, locks, iron safes, bellows, bricks, and malt, is largely carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £444.* Patron, the Earl of Dudley. The church was built in 1830, at a cost of £11,000; and is in the pointed style. The chapelries of Coseley, Ettingshall, Lower Gornall, and Upper Gornall are separate benefices. There are numerous dissenting chapels, a Roman Catholic chapel, an endowed school with £31 a year, several other public schools, a workhouse, and charities £27. The sub-district is conterminate with the parish.

Sedgley through time

Sedgley is now part of Dudley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Dudley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sedgley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sedgley, in Dudley and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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