Darlaston  Staffordshire


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

DARLASTON, a town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Walsall district, Stafford. The town stands near the Bentley canal and the Birmingham and Wolverhampton railway, 1½ mile NW by N of Wednesbury; and has a station on the railway, and a post office‡ under Wednesbury. It carries on hardware manufacture, in many departments; has iron-foundries, steel-works, and malting mills: and presents the grimy aspect common to places of its class. ...

The parish comprises 901 acres. Real property, £31, 445; of which £4, 423 are in mines, £52 in quarries, and £9, 923 in iron-works. Pop., 12, 884. Houses, 2, 514. The property is subdivided. Coal and ironstone are extensively mined; stone is quarried; and bricks are made. A canal aqueduct, over the Bescot brook, has two arches, and is 120 feet high. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £266.* Patrons, Simeon's Trustees. The church stands on an eminence, in the centre of the town; and is a plain brick building, with a lofty steeple. St. George's vicarage, constituted in 1844, is a separate benefice. Value, £150. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church was built in 1852; and is a stone structure, in the early English style, with a north-western tower. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, and charities £6. -The sub-district includes also part of Wolverhampton parish. Acres, 2, 551. Pop., 13, 230. Houses, 2, 582.

Darlaston through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Darlaston, in Walsall and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th July 2021

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