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Featherstone & BrinsfordFeatherstone Farm history

 

The boundaries of Hatherton, Water Baton, Hilton, and Featherstone are described in the Charter of Wulfrun to the Monastery at Wolverhampton in 994. For centuries the parish belonged to the Deans of Windsor and Wolverhampton. In this charter, Brenesford, modern Brinsford, is mentioned. Sparsely populated, Featherstone’s most celebrated resident was the antiquary John Huntbach.
 
There was little urban development in the area until the sinking of the Hilton Main Colliery, which brought in miners from widely separated coalfields. In 1921, the population was only 39, an increase of just 4 over 1851, but by the late 1950s it had risen to 1,500. To the original colliery estate has been added a larger number of council houses.
 
The only place of worship is a Methodist Chapel, which was erected in 1929. Under the Staffordshire Review Order, 1934, part of Bushbury was added to Featherstone.
A shopping centre has been created near to the Community Centre. The Centre was erected during the last war and today has a full-time warden. The Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation has provided a Social Club, with extensive playing fields, on the Wolverhampton Road.
 
Information taken from South Staffordshire Reviewed with the permission of Dr Paul Collins and Craig Walker
 

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Contact Details

 

Clerk

Mr. R. Young,
2B Appian Close,
Two Gates,
Tamworth,
Staffordshire.
B77 1JA
Tel: (01827) 707944
Email: rob@houseofyoungs.fsnet.co.uk

 

Chairmen
Cllr. F. Beardsmore,
7 South Crescent,
Featherstone,
Nr. Wolverhampton,
South Staffordshire.
WV10 7AU
Tel: (01902) 721956

 

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