Enville Staffordshire Family History Guide

Enville is an Ancient Parish in the county of Staffordshire.

Alternative Names: Enfield

Other places in the parish include: Lutley and Lutley Manor.

Parish Church: St. Mary the Virgin.

Parish registers begin: 1627

Parishes adjacent to Enville

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Enville, or Enfield, a village and a parish in Wolverhampton district, Stafford. The village stands near the boundaries with Salop and Worcester, and near the Stafford and Birmingham canal, 5½ miles ENE of Highley r. station, and 5½ WNW of Stourbridge; and has a post office under Stourbridge. The parish includes the manor of Lutley. Acres, 4,925. Real property, £7,710. Pop., 850. Houses, 164. Enville House is the seat of the Earl of Stamford; shows features of different periods; comprises two wings and a recessed centre; and has fine grounds, which were laid out by the poet Shenstone. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £979. Patron, the Rev. Jesson. The church has stained windows, with effigies and arms. A boys' school has £101 from endowment; a girls' school, £13; and other charities £42.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

Enville (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Seisdon, S. division of the hundred of Seisdon and of the county of Stafford, 5½ miles (W. N. W.) from Stourbridge; containing 814 inhabitants. The parish comprises 4949a. 1r. 38p., mostly arable, of which the soil is of various quality, but generally good; 150 acres are wood, and 520 common land or waste. The surface is beautifully undulated; and from the elevation of the ground, the air is extremely healthy and salubrious, drawing numerous parties of pleasure to the place. There is a red sandstone-quarry. Enville Hall, the seat of the Earl of Stamford and Warrington, has belonged to his lordship's family more than two centuries; it has been enlarged and modernised, but retains much of its original character: the lawn rises boldly to the left, and is adorned by a charming lake, from the side of which a path leads through a shrubbery to a fine cascade, formed by the celebrated Shenstone, who designed the whole of the scenery, which is now ornamented by a small chapel dedicated to his memory. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £27. 2. 11., and in the gift and incumbency of the Rev. C. Jesson: the tithes have been commuted for £912. 12. 6., and the glebe consists of 121 acres, with a house. The church is an ancient edifice with a square tower: it contains many ancient monuments; and in 1762 a stone coffin, inscribed Rogerus de Morf, was dug up under the west end. Funds have been left for the education of children, and there is a day and Sunday school.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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