In 1143 known as ‘Stanahala’’ (stony nook of land) [The Oxford Names Companion]
Stonnall formed part of Shenstone parish which became part of Lichfield Union following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.
Stonnall became a parish in 1845.
"Stonnall is a picturesque village, comprising the hamlets of Upper and Lower Stonnall, two and a half miles SW of Shenstone, and now forming a separate ecclesiastical district, including six adjacent hamlets, containing about 1000 souls. Near Over Stonnall, and upon the same hill, are vestiges of an ancient fortification called Castle Hill, or Old Fort. The lines of a double ditch, encompassing an area 160 paces in diameter, may be distinctly traced, but whether it is a British work, or Roman, is unknown. When the great road between London and Chester passed through Over Stonnall, it had two good inns, called the Swan and the Welch Harp, now farmhouses, and it still has two alehouses bearing the same signs".
“Saint Peter Church was erected as a chapel of ease Shenstone parish in 1822. In 1843, a beautiful stone chancel was added. The east window is enriched with stained glass, representing Moses lifting up the brazen serpent”. [History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]
History and information about Stonnall by Webster Genealogy
Learn some of the history of Stonnall from one of these websites and read about "The Lost Lake of Stonnall"
See how Upper and Lower Stonnall looked in 1887
Staffordshire Record Office holds the Baptist Bishops Transcripts for Saint John the Baptist Church 1623-1861
The Church of England website for Saint Peter Church
Staffordshire Record Office holds Saint Peter Church Bishops Transcripts Baptisms and Burials (1823 – 1864)
The history of Saint Peter Church taken from the information leaflet which church produces
Staffordshire Record Office holds Saint Peter Church original registers, Baptisms (1823 – 1964), Banns (1846 – 1937), Marriages (1846 – 1984) and Burials (1823 – 1929)
The B F H G has photographed and transcribed all the names on all the War Memorials in Stonnall
Paupers in need of assistance from Stonnall would have been examined and assessed, and if they met the criteria, they would have been admitted to Lichfield Workhouse. Learn a little of the history of the Lichfield Workhouse.
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