Northfield  Worcestershire


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

NORTHFIELD, a village and a parish in Kings-Norton district, Worcester. The village stands 1¾ mile W of Kings-Norton r. station, 2½ S of the boundary with Stafford, and 6 W by S of Birmingham; and has a post-office under Birmingham. The parish is divided into the yields of Selly, Hay, Shendley, and Bartley; and is traversed by the Birmingham and Gloucester railway, and by the Birmingham and Worcester and the Netherton canals. ...

Acres, 5, 951. Rated property, £14, 112. Pop. in 1851, 2, 460; in 1861, 3, 130. Houses, 637. The property is much subdivided. Weoley Castle belonged to the Botetourts, the Berkeleys, and the Jervoises; and is now a ruin. The land in the E is flat, but in the W is hilly. Nail-making is carried on; and there are chemical works and freestone quarries. The living is a rectory, with the chapelries of-Bartley-Green and Cofton-Hackett, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £1, 170.* Patrons, the Rev. J. T. Fenwick and others. The church is good, and has a memorial window to Dr. J. Johnstone. The p. curacy of Selly-Oakis a separate benefice. There are two Wesleyan chapels, àn endowed school with £13 a year, and charities £5.

Northfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2024

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