Place:Halesowen, Worcestershire, England

TypeUrban district, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates52.45°N 2.05°W
Located inWorcestershire, England     (1844 - 1974)
Also located inShropshire, England     ( - 1844)
West Midlands, England     (1974 - )
source: Family History Library Catalog


Halesowen was an ancient parish that was a detached part of Shropshire surrounded by Worcestershire and Staffordshire, until the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844, when it was incorporated back into Worcestershire after an absence of nine-hundred years. It became an urban district in 1894, and received municipal borough status in 1935. (Source:Wikipedia)

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Halesowen (originally called Hale Manor) was a medieval parish in the West Midlands region of England.

The townships of Halesowen, Cakemore, Hasbury, Hawne, Hill, Hunnington, Illey, Lapal, Oldbury, Ridgacre, Romsley and Warley-Salop formed a detached part of Shropshire; the rest of the parish, consisting of the chapelries of Cradley and Frankley, and the hamlets of Lutley and Warley Wigorn, was part of Worcestershire.

The Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 made the entire area part of Worcestershire. Each of these townships, chapelries and hamlets became a civil parish in 1866.


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There is an map drawn circa 1814 in [ Wikipedia which shows Halesowen and Dudley as detached parts on either side of the Worcestershire/Staffordshire/Shropshire border.

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