Pensnett, Staffordshire Family History Guide

Pensnett St Mark is an Ecclesiastical parish formed in 1844 from Kingswinford, Staffordshire.

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Alternative names: Pensett

Parish church: St Mark

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1845
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist, New Connexion Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Pensnett

Historical Descriptions of Pensnett

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Pensnett, a hamlet and a chapelry in Kingswinford parish, Stafford. The hamlet lies adjacent to Worcestershire, near Brierley Hill r. station, and 2 miles SW of Dudley; and has a post-office under Dudley. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Pop. in 1861, 5,639. Houses, 1,065. The inhabitants are employed in the mining of coal, the smelting of iron ore, and the manufacture of hardware and glass. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £250. Patron, the Earl of Dudley. The church is modern.
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: 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