Iron-making was carried on at a furnace and two forges near to the village from the seventeenth century or earlier. 'The Homage' (circa 1679) is said to be the oldest brick-built house in Staffordshire. During the nineteenth century, John Smith operated a foundry in the village, where he produced stationary steam engines and locomotives.
St Paul's Church, Coven was opened in 1857.
- Brewood & Coven Parish Council. "Coven village web site". Brewood & Coven Community Web.
- Poulton-Smith, Anthony (1995). Staffordshire Place-Names (including The Black Country). Berkshire: Countryside. p. 38.
- White, Kevan. "Coven History". roman-britain.org.
- Robinson, Paul. Coven In Times Past. Penk Publishing, 2015, p. 167.