Himley shown within Staffordshire
|Population||672 (2004 est.)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
|UK Parliament||South 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, 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.
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 and is a Grade II listed building.
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
Regular events take place at Himley Hall such as wedding functions and exhibitions, 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.
- "General Information". Himley Parish. South Staffordshire Council. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
- "Church of St Michael, Himley". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
- "Himley Hall and Park". Discover Dudley. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
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