A Grave Matter: Harry Parkes and Birchills Hall

Posted: May 19, 2017 in Family History, Houses, Industry, Uncategorized

The Hall on a later copy of the 1845 Tithe Map (Walsall Local History Centre)

I thought I would turn-out a few shorter articles that have their origins in the interesting questions that have been submitted to the Blog Facebook page recently. This one concerns a grave slab in Bloxwich All Saint’s Church to the ‘memory of HARRY PARKES Of Birch Hill Hall’, who was killed on 3 Aug 1833. It seemed to me that the focus of the question was the accidental death of Harry Parkes – and yes, I could help with that – but I also picked out Birch Hill Hall (Birchills Hall) and so I thought I would do a few quick paragraphs on that too…https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/walsall/a-grave-tale-harry-parkes-and-birchills-hall/

  1. tonykulik says:

    Many thanks Wyrleyblog for your usual excellent research and report into this local historical character, his business and abode

  2. tonykulik says:

    Ps – hope that fingers on the mend

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