Brierley Hill is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1842 from Kingswinford Ancient Parish.

Parish church: St Michael

Parish registers begin: 1766

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Methodist New Connexion, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Brierley Hill

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRIERLEY HILL, a town and a chapelry in Kingswinford parish, Stafford. The town stands on the river Stour, the Dudley and Stourbridge canal, and the West Midland railway, 2¼ miles NNE of Stourbridge; and has a station on the railway and a head post office.

It lies in a hilly tract of great mineral wealth; forms a street about a mile long; carries on industry in coal mines, clay fields, brick-works, potteries, glass-works, iron-rolling-mills, boiler-works, chain and spade factories, and malting establishments; and publishes a weekly newspaper. 

The church at it is a cruciform structure, built in 1765, and enlarged in 1823 and 1837, with a tower which commands an extensive view; and there are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyan Methodists, and Primitive Methodists.

The chapelry includes the town; and was constituted in 1842. Pop., 10,755. Houses, 2,060.

The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Hart’s Hill, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, the Rector of Kingswinford.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Brierley-Hill, a chapelry in the parish of Kingswinford, northern division of the hund, of Seisdon, county of Stafford; 2 miles north-north east of Stourbridge, in the vicinity of the Stafford and Birmingham canal.

Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Stafford and dio. of Lichfield and Coventry, not in charge; rated in the parliamentary returns at £55 17s. 6d.; gross income £97. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. Dr. Penfold.

In the vicinity are many collieries and extensive iron-works where steam-boilers are made. Pop. is returned with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Brierley Hill, co. Worcester.

P.T. Stourbridge (122) 2 m. NNE. Pop. with Pa.

A hamlet and chapelry in the parish of King’s Swinford and hundred of Seisdon; living, a perpetual curacy in the archdeaconry and diocese of Worcester, not in charge; ann. val. P. R. 55l. 17s. 6d.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

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England, Staffordshire, Brierley Hill – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions of Brierley Hill Baptist Church, South Street, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire
Author: Whittaker, Gladys; Maxwell, K. (Kenneth); Harris, Pauline; Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry; Baptist Church (Brierley Hill, Staffordshire)

England, Staffordshire, Brierley Hill – Church history ( 1 )
Truly together : a history of Methodism in Brierley Hill to celebrate 150 years of worship on the Bank Street site
Author: Bloore, Peter D.

England, Staffordshire, Brierley Hill – Church records ( 9 )
The baptismal entries from 1829-1839 from the Round Oak Primative Methodist Chapel, Brierley Hill
Author: Bloore, Peter D.

Bishop’s transcripts for Brierley Hill, 1776-1864
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Brierley Hill (Staffordshire)

Brierley Hill parish register : baptisms and burials, 1766-1800, 1800-1812
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Brierley Hill (Staffordshire); Lavender, Colin; Tildesley, Norman W. (Norman William), 1900-

Brierley Hill St. Michael’s
Author: Bloore, Peter D.

Burial entries and pew rents from the account book of the Bank Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, 1833-1884
Author: Bloore, Peter D.; Bank Street Chapel (Brierley Hill : Wesleyan)

Parish registers and miscellaneous papers for Holy Trinity Church, Kingswinford Parish, Staffordshire, 1640-1920
Author: Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Kingswinford, Staffordshire); Church of England. St. Mary’s Church (Kingswinford, Stafford); Dudley Public Libraries. Archives and Local History Department

Parish registers and miscellany for Brierley-Hill, Staffordshire, 1765-1974
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Brierley-Hill; Dudley Public Libraries. Archives and Local History Department; Church of England. Mission Church of the Good Shepherd, The Delph District (Brierley-Hill); Church of England. Hart’s Hill Mission Church (Brierley-Hill)

Parish registers and miscellany for Kingswinford, Staffordshire, 1603-1914
Author: Church of England. St. Mary’s Church (Kingswinford, Stafford); Gibbons, W. P.; Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Kingswinford, Staffordshire)

Round Oak Primitive Methodist Chapel (later known as Bent Street Primitive Methodist chapel), Brierley Hill, Staffordshire
Author: Bloore, Peter D.; Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry

England, Staffordshire, Brierley Hill – Church records – Indexes ( 4 )
Computer printout of Brierley Hill, Staffs., Eng

Parish register printouts of Brierley Hill, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1776-1812
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Brierley Hill, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1813-1839
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Brierley Hill, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1839-1864
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Staffordshire, Brierley Hill – History ( 2 )
Brierley Hill
Author: Hill, Stan

The urban district of Brierley Hill

England, Staffordshire, Brierley Hill – Land and property ( 1 )
The urban district of Brierley Hill

England, Staffordshire, Brierley Hill – Voting registers ( 1 )
Registers of Electors, 1865-1900
Author: Dudley (Worcester : Borough)

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Administration

  • County: Staffordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Stourbridge
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Lichfield
  • Rural Deanery: Himley
  • Poor Law Union: Stourbridge
  • Hundred: North Seisdon
  • Province: Canterbury

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