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Lower Gornal





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Lower Gornal

The village of Lower Gornal, which had a population of about 6,000 in the mid-nineteenth century, was dominated by the nail making industry for much of the 19th century, whole families working at the trade, sometimes in their own homes but more often in tiny, poorly ventilated workshops, in terrible conditions of over-crowding, heat and atmospheric pollution. The other major occupation was in the large coal mine located in the village.

Lower Gornal was not been elevated to the status of a parish in its own right until about 1871, but was a chapelry within the large parish of Sedgley.

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Although the study is now dormant, the study owner is willing to add records transcribed by other contributors and surname interests.

Jim Fisher








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29 Oct 2013

Lower Gornal One-Place Study

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