Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BARR (Great)

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.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a township, and a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Aldridge CP/AP       Staffordshire AncC
Place names: BARR     |     BARR GREAT     |     GREAT BARR
Place: Great Barr

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