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Himley, Staffordshire

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Himley, Staffordshire

Himley is a small village located in Staffordshire, England. It has a population of around 672 at the last estimate, and covers an area of 1,200 acres . It is most notable for being the location of Himley Hall, the former home of the Lords of Dudley.
DistrictSouth Staffordshire
Post townDUDLEY
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSO8791
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Population672 (2004 est.)

Other names by which Himley, Staffordshire has been known in the past


Himley, Staffordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Himley, par., W. Staffordshire, 3½ miles NW. of Dudley, 1185 ac., pop. 346; contains Himley Hall, seat of the Earl of Dudley.

Himley, Staffordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

HIMLEY (St. Michael), a parish, in the union, and N. division of the hundred, of Seisdon, S. division of the county of Stafford, 3¾ miles (W.) from Dudley; containing 409 inhabitants. It comprises 1185½ acres, of which 600 are park surrounding Himley Hall, and the remainder arable. The surface is undulated, the soil good, and the scenery pretty; and the village, which is pleasant, is situated on the road from Stourbridge to Wolverhampton: the inhabitants are entirely agricultural. Courts leet and baron are held annually, and there is a copyhold court. The Hall, a splendid mansion in the Italian style, standing in the midst of a rich and extensive park, is the seat of Lord Ward, relative of the gifted Earl of Dudley, late the owner, who died in 1833; several of the apartments are spacious, elegantly decorated, and enriched with valuable pictures. In the grounds are a magnificent sheet of water, and many picturesque eminences, rising gradually towards the horizon, and finely clad with ancient and modern foliage. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £3. 13. 4., and in the patronage of Lord Ward: the tithes have been commuted for £316, and the glebe comprises 15 acres, with a glebe-house. The church is a neat brick edifice, erected in 1764, by the first lord Dudley and Ward. A large parochial school is supported by Lord Ward; and the poor have the produce of 3½ acres of land, purchased with several benefactions in 1681.

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