Bloxwich is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1810 from Walsall St Matthew Ancient Parish.

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Parish registers begin: 1733

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Bloxwich

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLOXWICH, a village, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in Walsall district, Stafford. The village stands on the Wirley and Essington canal, adjacent to the Walsall and Stafford railway, 2½ miles NNW of Walsall; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Walsall. The chapelry is in Walsall parish; and was constituted in 1842. Rated property, £17,509. Pop. in 1841, 3,801; in 1861, 7,345. Houses, 1,424. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Inhabitants. The church is very good; and there are chapels for Wesleyans and Roman Catholics. The subdistrict includes also Pelsall township in Wolverhampton parish. Pop., 9,237. Houses, 1,800.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Walsall
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Walsall
  • Poor Law Union: Walsall
  • Hundred: South Offlow
  • Province: Canterbury

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