Place:Featherstone, Staffordshire, England

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NameFeatherstone
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.6345°N 2.0935°W
Located inStaffordshire, England
See alsoCannock Rural, Staffordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
South Staffordshire (district), Staffordshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
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Featherstone is a small village and civil parish in the district of South Staffordshire in Staffordshire, England, near to the border with the Borough of Wolverhampton.

Originally a farming community consisting of a few scattered farms, it is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and was owned by the Clergy of Wolverhampton Church. It is possible that the population numbers were fairly static until the opening of a new mine, Hilton Main, in the 1920s. The mine closed in 1969.

The Duke of Cleveland was lord of the manor of this small township of 550 acres and just 34 souls in 1851. This was once the residence of John Huntbach (1639-1705), the noted antiquary. The principal inhabitants were Joshua Price and Edward Tunycliffe, farmers, and John Perry the lock manufacturer.

The village's population at the time of the 1851 census was 35. By 1921 this had risen to 39. By the time of the 2001 UK census it was 3,948.

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