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Fazeley  Staffordshire

 

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

FAZELEY, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Tamworth district, Stafford. The village stands on Watling-street and on the Fazeley canal, adjacent to the river Tame, and near the Birmingham and Derby railway, 1½ mile S of Tamworth; and has a post office‡ under Tamworth, and a station, jointly with Wilnecote, on the railway. ...


It is famous for the cotton manufacture carried on at it by the first Sir Robert Peel; and its chief business still is the cotton manufacture and extensive bleaching. Fairs are held on the second Monday of Jan., Feb., April, Sep., and Dec.; on the third Monday of July, Aug., and Nov.; on the last Monday of March, May, and June; and on the first Monday after Old Michaelmas. A bridge over the Tame here is on the line of Watling-street, and connects Staffordshire with Warwickshire. The Fazeley canal goes into junction with the Coventry and Birmingham canals.-The township includes the village; and is in Tamworth parish. Real property, £7, 895. Pop., 1, 341. Houses, 258. The chapelry is more extensive than the township, and was constituted in 1842. Pop., 1, 652. Houses, 327. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, 220.* Patron, Sir R. Peel, Bart. The church is modern; and there are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans.—The sub-district includes two Warwickshire townships of Tamworth parish, four Staffordshire liberties of that parish, two entire Warwickshire parishes, and three entire Staffordshire parishes. Acres, 20, 564. Pop., 6, 857. Houses, 1, 387.

Fazeley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/8065

Date accessed: 22nd July 2019


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