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Great Barr  Staffordshire

 

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

BARR (Great), a village, a township, and a chapelry in Aldridge parish, Stafford. The village stands 2½ miles SE of Walsall r. station; has a post office under Birmingham; and is a seat of petty sessions. The township comprises 4,960 acres. Real property, £8,405, Pop., 1,075. Houses, 220. ...


Barr Hall is the seat of Sir E. D. Scott, Bart.; and stands amid charming grounds, in a beautiful valley. An urn, near the flower-garden, is monumental of Miss Mary Dolman, the cousin of Shenstone. Barr Beacon, 653 feet high, is said to have been the seat of the Archdruid; and was. used by the Saxons and the Danes as a place of alarm-fires.—The chapelry is conterminate with the township; and is a vicarage in the dio. of Lichfield. Value, £405. Patron, Sir E. D. Scott, Bart. The church stands at the village; and is a handsome recent structure, with an eastern painted window by Egginton. A school has an endowed income of £67, and other charities have £35.

Great Barr through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/7877

Date accessed: 24th September 2021


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