Hammerwich  Staffordshire


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

HAMMERWICH, a chapelry in Lichfield-St. Michael parish, Stafford; on the south-eastern verge of Cannock chase, on the Wyrley and Essington canal, and on the South Stafford railway, 3 miles WSW of Lichfield. It has a station on the railway; and its post town is Lichfield. Real property, £, 213. ...

Pop. in 185, 270; in 186, 991. Houses, 198. The increase of pop. arose mainly from the opening of new coalmines. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Auglesey.—The chapelry was reconstituted within narrower limits in 1860. Pop. in 186, 530. Houses, 101. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £250. Patrons, Certain Trustees. The church is old, but tolerable; and there are charities £34. A mausoleum of the Ashmalls is near the church.

Hammerwich through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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