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Coordinates: 52°33′10″N 2°14′23″W / 52.5529°N 2.2398°W / 52.5529; -2.2398

Seisdon
Smestow Brook 10 Seisdon.JPG
The Smestow Brook at Seisdon
Seisdon is located in Staffordshire
Seisdon

 Seisdon shown within Staffordshire
OS grid reference SO838950
District South Staffordshire
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Wolverhampton
Postcode district WV5
Dialling code 01902
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament South Staffordshire
List of places: UK • England • Staffordshire

Seisdon is a rural village in the county of Staffordshire approximately six miles west of Wolverhampton.

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Etymology

The name appears to mean "hill of the Saxons"[1], deriving from the Anglo-Saxon words Seis meaning Saxon and Dun meaning hill.

History

Placename evidence suggests a fairly early Anglo-Saxon origin. Certainly the village of Seisdon was of sufficient importance by the Norman Conquest to be the eponym of a hundred. The Domesday Book gives considerable information about land ownership in the Seisdon Hundred, but it is difficult to abstract from this any real information about the village itself. It is possible to get some idea of the size of the hundred, however: it included a considerable part of South Staffordshire, taking in Bobbington, Kingswinford and Sedgley.

Almost all of its residents were originally employed in the agricultural industry.

There was a Seisdon Rural District from 1894 to 1974.

Famous people

Mark Speight - late Television presenter and actor was born here in 1965.

References

  1. ^ W.H. Duignan, Notes on Staffordshire Place Names, London: Henry Frowde, 1902

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