The History of Bobbington.

"Bobbington Parish, on the western verge of the county, nine miles SW of Wolverhampton, has 418 souls and 2630 acres of land, of which 22 souls and about 500 acres, with part of the hamlet of Halfpenny Green, are in Shropshire.

The Earl of Stamford and William Moseley, Esq, are the principal proprietors of the soil, and the latter, who has a pleasant seat here, called Leaton Hall, is lord of the manor and impropriator, having purchased the tithes of the late Thomas Whitmore, Esq, of Apley.

The Right Hon Sir L Shadwell, the Rev John Pratt, Mr Thomas Bowen, and a few smaller owners have estates in the parish."

[Taken From: History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

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Gospel Ash Methodist Church

Holy Cross Church.

Halfpenny Green Airfield.


Leaton Hall.

Manor Farm.

Bobbington Bulletin - February 1879.

Bobbington 100 Years Ago - Extract from Parish Council Minutes

Thoughts From The Coronation - 1952.

The Bobbington Bike Race.

Prince William Killed in Air Crash.

Bobbington Skydiving Centre.

Old Bobbington Postcards.