In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Moseley like this:
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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Moseley has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Birmingham. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Moseley and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Moseley, in Birmingham and Worcestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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