2013 Summer Teaser
In the C19th local stone dominated church building in Sedgley Manor. We asked you to name the church.
The Gornal stone used to build Church Street’s St. James the Great was quarried within a mile of the Lower Gornal church. Building began in 1815 to a design by Barnstable’s Thomas Lee. The church was opened for worship in 1817 and consecrated in 1823. Grade II listing was given in March 1996.
In September 2002 the Dudley Earthquake caused some cracks in the tower. Repairs and strengthening rectified the damage.
2013 Autumn Teaser
This 1950 photograph came from the collection of the late Wilfred Barratt and was sent in by his daughter, Marilyn Palmer. Wilf was a member of Dudley Camera Club with a passion for recording the part of the Manor where he lived.
The Upper Gornal location was known locally as The Quarry and by the council as Vale Street Recreation Ground. The names persist to this day. The history of the single storey building is intriguing.Send an email with your ideas.
Sedgley Local History Society [SLHS]
Sedgley Local History Society [SLHS] is a Black Country group based in the village of Sedgley, which is situated at the northern tip of Dudley Metropolitan Borough and just 3 miles south of the centre of Wolverhampton.
Here, the heritage of the Manor of Sedgley, in south Staffordshire, is focused through its nine villages - Sedgley, Gospel End, Cotwall End, Upper Gornal, Lower Gornal, Woodsetton, Coseley, Ettingshall and Brierley. A history of people, places and events.
us if you have any comments, suggestions, contributions or
The SLHS 2012 / 2013 Programme
The 2013/2014 Programme is now available as a PDF.
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