Farewell  Staffordshire


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

FAREWELL, a parish in Lichfield district, Stafford; near the Trent Valley railway, 2¾ miles NW of Lichfield. It contains the hamlet of Chorley; and its post town is Lichfield. Acres, 1, 049. Rated property, £1, 601. Pop., 209. Houses, 37. The property is divided among a few. A small Benedictine nunnery was founded here, about 1140, by Bishop Clinton; and given, at the dis-solution, to Cardinal Wolsey. ...

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £50. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church belonged to the nunnery, and is tolerable. Charities, £31.

Farewell through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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