Moseley, Worcestershire Family History Guide

Moseley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Worcestershire, created in 1767 from Bromsgrove Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1761
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1795

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

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kings Norton
  • Yardley
  • Yardley Wood
  • Bordesley Holy Trinity
  • Northfield
  • Edgbaston St Bartholomew

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MOSELEY, a village and a chapelry in Kings-Norton parish, Worcester. The village stands on the N verge of the county, adjacent to the Birmingham and Bristol railway, 3 miles S of the centre of Birmingham; is a pleasant and picturesque place; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Birmingham. The chapelry includes the village, and was constituted in 1853. Pop. in 1861, inclusive of King's Heath, now a separate charge, 2,591. Houses, 482. Moseley Hall is the property of W. F. Taylor, Esq.; succeeded a previous mansion, destroyed by the rioters in 1791; and has good grounds. Moor Green House, Wake Green House, the Warren, Highfield House, the Henburys, Elmhurst, the Firs, and others also are good residences. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £150. Patron, the Vicar of Bromsgrove. The church has a tower of the time of Henry VII., and was enlarged about 1827. The Independent theological college, formerly at Spring-Hill, Birmingham, was removed in 1856 to Wake Green in Yardly parish; is commonly designated as in Moseley; stands on a plot of 20 acres; was built after designs by Joseph James of London, at a cost of about £18,000; comprises class rooms, a chapel, a spacious library, residences for professors, and rooms for 36 students; and had, in 1865, an income of £2,626. There is a national school.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Moseley Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855


County: Worcestershire
Civil Registration District: Kings Norton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Worcester
Rural Deanery: Droitwich
Poor Law Union: Kings Norton
Hundred: Halfshire
Province: Canterbury