Place:Gornall, Staffordshire, England

Alt namesGornalsource: Wikipedia
Upper Gornal
Lower Gornal
Gornal Wood
Coordinates52.523°N 2.124°W
Located inStaffordshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Midlands, England     (1974 - )
See alsoSedgley, Staffordshire, Englandmanor of which it was a part until 1894 and urban district in which it was situated 1894-1966
Dudley (metropolitan borough), West Midlands, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Gornall is now a suburban area and electoral ward of the Dudley Metropolitan Borough, in the county of the West Midlands in England. It encompasses three historic villages: Upper Gornal, Lower Gornal, and Gornal Wood. Gornal was formerly part of Staffordshire, prior to the creation of the West Midlands in 1974. In 2011 the total population of the two wards of Dudley that cover Gornal was approximately 26,000.

The three Gornal villages were originally a part of the ancient manor of Sedgley until 1894, when the area became part of Sedgley Urban District. In 1966, along with most of the rest of Sedgley, it was merged into the County Borough of Dudley. Since 1974, it has been part of the larger Metropolitan Borough of Dudley.

Gornal stone, a variety of limestone, originates in Gornal.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Gornal.

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