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 - )
See alsoHalfshire (hundred), Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Dudley (metropolitan borough), West Midlands, Englandmetropolitan borough which it joined in 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.

Until 1844 the following townships formed a detached part of Shropshire:

The rest of the parish was part of Worcestershire. It consisted of the chapelries of

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.


  • Ridgacre (renamed Quinton) was added to Birmingham in Warwickshire in 1909, and has formed part of the Birmingham Metropolitan District in the West Midlands from 1974 until 1996 and in Birmingham unitary authority since 1996.
  • Halesowen (with Cakemore, Cradley, Hasbury, Hawne, Hill, Illey, Lapal and Lutley) formed part of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley in the West Midlands from 1974 until 1996 and in Staffordshire since 1996
  • Oldbury, Warley Salop and Warley Wigorn became part of the County Borough of Warley in 1966 and then in 1974 formed part of the Sandwell metropolitan borough in the West Midlands until 1966 when Sandwell was transferred back to Worcestershire
  • Frankley and Romsley do not form part of any metropolitan district; and are part of the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire; part of Frankley was added to Birmingham and is now known as New Frankley in Birmingham.

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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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