Himley

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Coordinates: 52°31′04″N 2°11′03″W / 52.51791°N 2.18415°W / 52.51791; -2.18415

Himley
Himley is located in Staffordshire
Himley
Himley
 Himley shown within Staffordshire
Population 672 (2004 est.)[1]
OS grid reference SO876911
District South Staffordshire
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUDLEY
Postcode district DY3
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament South Staffordshire
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire

Himley is a small village located in Staffordshire, England, situated 4 miles west of Dudley and 5 miles south west of Wolverhampton. It has a population of around 672 at the last estimate,[1] and covers an area of 1,200 acres (4.9 km2). It is most notable for being the location of Himley Hall, the former home of the Lords of Dudley.

Civic History[edit]

Himley parish became part of Seisdon Union following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, and later the Seisdon Rural District until 1974, when it became part of the newly formed South Staffordshire district. Despite these administrative boundaries, Himley Hall is owned by Dudley Council, and the whole Himley area is situated within the Dudley DY3 Postal District. Located next to Himley Hall is St. Michael's Church, the only church in the village, which was erected in 1764[1] and is a Grade II listed building.[2]

Transport[edit]

Himley is situated off the intersection of the main A449 road between Wolverhampton and Kidderminster, and the B4176 road between Dudley and Telford. Bus routes run along this road, notably the 256 Travel West Midlands service from Wolverhampton to Stourbridge.

Places of Interest[edit]

Regular events take place at Himley Hall such as wedding functions and exhibitions,[3] as well as local council organised Firework displays.

There are 2 parks in Himley, the main park located within the boundaries of Himley Hall and a second smaller park located on School Road. There is also Himley Golf Club, located within the Himley Hall grounds, which is open to the public.

Crooked House public house is just within the boundaries of Himley parish.[1]

Himley Cricket Club Ground is the home of Himley Cricket Club. The ground has also held a single Twenty20 match for Worcestershire.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "General Information". Himley Parish. South Staffordshire Council. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Church of St Michael, Himley". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Himley Hall and Park". Discover Dudley. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Himley at Wikimedia Commons