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Burntwood was known as 'Brendewode’ (area of burnt wood)
[Staffordshire Place-Names Including the Black Country]
 
Burntwood, Edjall and Woodhouses chapelry and township became part of Lichfield Union following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834
 
"Burntwood, Edial and Woodhouses, are three hamlets of straggling houses, forming a joint township and chapelry (of Lichfield), on the eastern side of Cannock Chase, extending from one and a half to three miles W of Lichfield. Burntwood contains 709 acres and 426 souls, Edjall, 360 acres and 98 souls, and Woodhouses, 1389 acres and 225 souls. The Marquis of Anglesey is lord of the manor of Burntwood, and has a paramount jurisdiction in Edjall and Woodhouses, of which SP Wolverstan, Esq, is the mesne lord. On the Chase is an extensive rabbit-warren, with a neat house called Coney Lodge. Maplehayes, the seat of JP Shaw, Esq, and Pipe Hall, an ancient manor house, now occupied by a farmer, are in the hamlet of Woodhouses, as also is Ashenbrook, an ancient farmhouse with some curious relics of stained glass in its windows. Not far from these is Edjall Hall, a good square brick mansion, with a cupola and balustrades, celebrated as the house which that eminent lexicographer, Samuel Johnson, LLD, opened an academy in 1736. It is now a farmhouse."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]
 
Burntwood, a hamlet and a township-chapelry in St. Michael-Lichfield parish, Stafford. The hamlet lies 2 miles NNW of Hammerwich r. station, and 3½ W of Lichfield; and has a post office under Lichfield. The chapelry includes also the hamlets of Edial and Woodhouses, and was constituted in 1845. Rated property, £8,757. Pop., 1,634. Houses, 330. The property is divided among a few. New coal mines were recently opened. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of St. Mary's. The church is good.
[John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870 - 1872]
 
Coordinates:-   52.6831°N 1.9200°W
OS Grid Reference:-  SK0509
 
Burntwood Asylum / Saint Matthew's Hospital opened on the 20th December 1864 with the admission of 122 inmates transferred temporarily from Chester as Stafford had no room for them. Read more...... 
 
 
Family notices in Burntwood from all newspapers in BMDs Online with readers' tributes and messages
 
 
All the information you want to know about Burntwood, in the Cannock Chase Post
Burntwood Chase Heritage Group preserving the past for the future
 
See how Burntwood lay in 1861
 
 
In 2001 Lichfield District Council installed a garden in the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, planting a tree for each of its historic parishes including Burntwood
Here is a great deal of information about Burntwood
Here is a great deal of information about Burntwood
Staffordshire County Council gives information on the sources for family historians
Ron Bradbury of Burntwood Chase Heritage Group recalls his schoolday memories in Burntwood Park, in an article that appeared in The Burntwood Post
All the information you want to know about Burntwood in the Burntwood Post
The B F H G has transcribed theBurntwood School Admission Book for the Infants Department (1902 - 1931) and the Mixed Department (1900 - 1931) and transcription can be bought from us on CD
The B F H G Milenium Project has researched the names of Burntwood servicemen who fought and lost their lives during the First World War. A mini-biography has been created for each serviceman researched
All the information you want to know about Burntwood from Burntwood Tourist Information
All the information you want to know about Burntwood from Burntwood Town Council
Statistics for the Burntwood 2001 Census provided by the Office for National Statistics
The B F H G has transcribed the Surname Indexes to the 1841, 1871, 1881 and 1891 Burntwood censuses and the transcription can be bought from us on CD
The Church of England website for Christ Church
Lichfield Record Office holds the Bishops Transcripts forChrist Church (1820 – 1963)
Barry Ebdon, a Reader at Christ Church has written a pamphlet which gives a little history of the church
A voluntary 'Look-up' exchange provided by Kaye Christian is available for Christ Church Registers Baptisms (1820 –1941), Marriage Registers (1845 – 1926)and Burial Registers (1820 – 1931)
The B F H G has transcribed the Monumental Inscriptions of Christ Churchand the transcription can be bought from us on CD
Staffordshire Record Office holds the Parish Registersfor Christ Church, Baptisms (1820 – 1941),Marriages (1845 – 1968) and Burials (1828 – 1963)
The B F H G has published a Surname Index to the Registers of Christ Churchand the transcription can be bought from us on CD
Are you related to the Clamp family? Here is some information on Martha Clamp (born 1880) and her family
Entries for Burntwood in the Harrod Staffordshire Directory 1870
Burntwood Library has all the information you want and it is also home to Lichfield Record Office
The B F H G has transcribed the Surname Index to the Registers of Methodists Churches in the Burntwood area and can be bought from us on CD
The Old Mining College Centre is a community resource in Queen Street. It provides accommodation and meeting rooms and is a host to a variety of training courses. It is also home to B F H G
Are you related to a person with Burntwood connections? Information on people from Burntwood as detailed by The Peerage and The Internet Movie Database and our own Members
The B F H G Photograph Album contains many photographs of landmarks within Burntwood
Are you related to the Baron Louth family? Why was Otway Randal Percy Oliver Plunkett (15th Baron Louth) buried in Christ Church Cemetery
 
 
The B F H G Postcard Album contains many postcards of landmarks within Burntwood
 
 
Who worked in Burntwood in 1876? Look at the Burntwood Entry in the Post Office Directory 1876
Are you related to Thomas Rock of Burntwood?Take a look at his Will and Inventory of 1709
 
 
Burntwood Asylum / Saint Matthew's Hospital opened on the 20th December 1864 with the admission of 122 inmates transferred temporarily from Chester as Stafford had no room for them. Read more.....
 
 
The National Archives at Kew holds millions or records including those of Saint Matthew's Hospital
 
 
The B F H G has transcribed the Burial Records of Saint Matthew's Hospital and can be bought from us on CD
 
 
The B F H G has photographed and transcribed the names on the many Burntwood war memorials
 
Are any of your ancestors a member of the Woolridge family from Burntwood? If so, you may find them here