Netherton  Worcestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Netherton like this:

NETHERTON, a village and a chapelry in Dudley parish, Worcester. The village stands on the Stour-bridge canal and the West Midland railway, near the boundary with Staffordshire, 1½ mile S of Dudley; has a station on the railway, a post-office‡ under Dudley, and a good inn; and is a centre of extensive manufacturing establishments and of a extensive miningtrade. ...

The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Rated property, £10,050. Pop., 10, 426. Houses, 1, 964. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Earl of Dudley. There are some good residences. Mineral springs, similar to those of Cheltenham, with baths and a commodious inn, are at Saltwells-Wood. Scythes, spades, shovels, boilers, iron-tanks, iron-boats, gasometers, and chain-cables are extensively manufactured; coal and ironstone are extensively mined; and there are two large breweries, and several malthouses. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £300. Patron, the Vicar of Dudley. The church was built in 1830, at a cost of about £7, 500; has a tower; contains 1, 500 sittings; stands on high ground; and figures conspicuously over distances of many miles. A building used both as a chapel of ease and as a school is at Windmill-End; and a wooden one, similarly used, is at Dudley-Wood. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and New Connexion Methodists. There is also, in the centre of the village, a church-school for boys and girls.

Netherton through time

Netherton is now part of Dudley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Dudley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Netherton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Netherton, in Dudley and Worcestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th May 2022

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