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Essington is a village and civil parish in South Staffordshire, England. It is considered by the Office for National Statistics to be part of the Wolverhampton Urban Subdivision, and is within the West Midlands conurbation.
The village of Essington is small and of comparatively recent build, although there are the remains of several moated farmsteads, probably of iron-age origin, on the land adjacent to the village's current boundaries. There is a public park called Brownshore Lakes (known locally as the pools), which is the site of two adjacent lakes. They are the remains of three coal mining tailing and settling ponds. The lakes are surrounded by woodland and it is a local recreational meeting place. It is also home to waterfowl and there is also an abundance of other wildlife around the lakes and the woods.
While the village was once served by several bus routes, the only service to Essington is Select Bus 71. Operating between Wolverhampton and Cannock, the service runs hourly Mon-Fri, less frequently on Saturdays. The nearest railway station is Bloxwich North, a 35 minute walk away.
The Parish of Essington is quite large encompassing a village a number of recreational, industrial and farming areas and several hamlets and is part of South Staffordshire, it borders the West Midlands, "Walsall" and "Wolverhampton". Services to the parish are quite confusing, the Post Office have assigned a Wolverhampton Post-Code for mail to the area, the British Telephone have given it a Walsall 01922 Telephone prefix, the Health Authority is South Staffordshire, the Ambulance Service is West Midlands, Social Services are South Staffordshire in Codsall. All property taxes (rates) are collected by South Staffordshire at Codsall.
The main school in Essington is St Johns Academy. Located on Hobnock Road, it was built in 1846 and became known as St John's Church of England School from 1968.
Brownshore Pre-School Play Group is located opposite St John's Primary School on Hobnock Road.
There are rugby and football facilities in several locations around the parish located in Bognop Road, Essington and High Hill, Essington.
A walking group meets most Fridays at about 11 am outside the Minerva Public House in Wolverhampton Road and undertakes walks using some of the many public footpaths around the central village.
In the village: St Johns Church Wolverhampton Road, this has many activities during the day and sometimes in the evening. Outside the village: The Methodist Chapel Bursnips Road (A462)
- Ealhswith, queen consort and wife of Alfred the Great, the self-styled first King of England.
- Ralph Sweet-Escott (1869 in Essington – 1907) an English-born international rugby union player, he also played cricket for Glamorgan
- Meera Syal CBE (born 1961) comedian and author; her debut novel Anita and Me was set in the fictional village of Tollington, which was based on Essington in the early 1970s, where she grew up.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 December 2015.
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