Replacement of the drains and sewers has now been completed at the vicarage - refurbishment of the interior has begun. New radiators have been fitted throughout and all rooms are being redecorated. 

Nonconformist Church History "In Sedgley is a Roman Catholic Chapel (St Chad & All Saints), built in 1823, in the Gothic style, with a low tower, and a large burial ground. The Rev Thomas Tysan is the priest.

The key handover is the first step in the process of preparing the church for reopening - and towards a bright new future. 

Church of England Registers The register of the parish church of All Saints commences in 1558. The original registers for the period 1558-1964 (Bapts), 1558-1964 (Mar) & 1558-1985 (Bur) and Banns for the period 1870-1872 are deposited at Dudley Archives & Local History Service. Bishops Transcripts, 1673-1853 (with gaps 1711-14, 1733, 1793-94 (Mar), 1803 (Bapts) & 1837-53 (Mar)) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office.

Many thanks to Barbara Price, Linda Watkins and the team for all the hard work they undertake to prepare the sessions for the children. 

Send an email if you can recognise the location.

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Fowler's valuation of the Parish of Sedgley, for the assessment of rates, dated 1840. 

Historical information on Sedgley schools from Ian Beach's Ancient Manor of Sedgley school pages

Lower Gornal formed a chapelry to Sedgley parish and details of the church can be found on the Lower Gornal page.

Sedgley is a town in the west midlands which is near to larger towns like Dudley and Wolverhampton. It is swarming with chavs and the town’s chav population is increasing by the day.

Workmen are making good progress with repairing the roof at All Saints'. The south aisle roof should be complete soon - they will then move to the north aisle roof. 

Jack Lloyd when he was a chorister  at All Saints' in the 1920s.

An interesting find was an undated Plan of the National Schools of Sedgley, the site of which is now occupied by Iceland and its car park. National Schools were a Church of England initiative to educate the country's poor children.

A copy of a transcript of Sedgley Wills and Inventories by JS Roper & NW Tildesley is also available at Dudley Archives & Local History Service.

Claire Cox at St Andrew's The Straits is soon to start a weekly activity for children who love to sing.

Derelict factories are often linked to iconic household names. We asked you to name the company who once operated here.

Wolverhampton Archives have placed on line indexes of the Holy Trinity, Ettingshall registers covering Baptisms 1835-1903 & Marriages 1835-1903 Note : They are included in the "Wolverhampton & District Parish Registers" Index

The centre of the Northway Estate features shops, a medical centre and public house called "The Cabin", which was part of the late 1960s phase of the estate.

One curate from the 1930s was of particular interest - in around 1933-34, Ralph Lumley was a curate here. 

Other than that, Sedgley is a really chavvy town which would be even chavvier if it wasn’t for the strict dress code regulations of its schools.

Our parish includes All Saints' Church in Sedgley, St Andrew's in The Straits and St Peter's in Upper Gornal.

Then There’s the Concord Market, for all your fake clothing needs, a Kwik Save, 3 Nail/Beauty shops for aspiring Jordans, Phone Boxes and Bus Shelters to punch and kick. the Four Seasons Kebab and Pizza shop and the Balti Bazzar right over the road from Monty’s and The Clifton so they dont have to walk like they’ve got something in their ass too far to get some food.

Each property has a reference number, cross-referenced with a map dated 1843 showing its precise location. 

One of the few surviving buildings from the historic village of Cotwall End is Spout House Farm, which was built in the 18th century and remained in use for some 200 years, finally being abandoned during the 1970s. The farm house and buildings fell into disrepair over the next two decades but were restored in 2001 and converted into apartments.[19]

The Coach House, Rectory Road, Oldswinford, STOURBRIDGE DY8 2HA

'Around Sedgley in Old Photographs' by Trevor Genge Published 1995, by Alan Sutton, Stroud, Gloucestershire. ISBN 0-7509-0844-0


A transcript of the monumental inscriptions of the parish church of All Saints, Sedgley, has been published by the Birmingham & Midland SGH.

Her illustrated talk will appeal to everyone interested in tracing their family trees. Newcomers and old hands are bound to pick up helpful tips and where to find those nuggets on the internet and in archive centres.

If you're looking for dates and information on forthcoming services and events, click below to access our most recent pewsheet. 

Sunday 16th October (Team Service at St Andrew's)

Sunday 1st January (Team Service at St Peter's)

Martin with the church of St Ia in the background. The church overlooks the delightful harbour at St Ives in Cornwall. 

The galleries are an attractive feature of St John's. 

Please note that genealogy isn't a prime interest of SLHS - it's a huge specialist area in its own right. We provide a list of useful sites on our genealogy links page that will help you to begin your research, however if you have a specific query drop us a line!

Contact the Sedgley Local History Society Webmaster for more information.

Jack Lloyd, a long time parishioner and former chorister at All Saints’ died on 6th July 2016 aged 102.

The Parish Poorhouse (now Sedgley Police Station) is numbered on the map, in Vicar Street. 

In September 2011 an unusual job was underway. What is happening and where?

The building of the new Ladies Walk Centre in Sedgley in 2000, with the old clinic still intact beside it.