Hints History

Hints has a rich history. Here we make a broad distinction between those things which have been recorded or have become known through Church records, and those which have become known through other sources. They are of course all part of the same history, and we are most grateful for the permissions we have received to allow publication of much of this. Please see the acknowledgements.

We are able to include some information on the people of Hints either because we have found old documents, or because people have provided information which we can use. If you know something about a Hints family of times gone by, please let us know. It all helps. To read some of the information we have received or questions we have been asked click here Information Requested

Those who fought in the 1914-18 war, including those who gave their lives.

Villagers who lost their lives in theFirst World War and theSecond World War

Record of baptisms, marriages and burials

Old Hints residents wills held at Lichfield Record Office.

Personal Recollections and Photos.
Hints as it used to be

The Primary School

Historic Hints People

The Groundworks Survey of Hints and the Bourne Brook, past and present.

Hints and Bourne Brook- must read

The Hints Pig

Desk based study 

Industrial background 

Glossary of terms

Hints Hall

Hints Hall was a Queen Anne Style Residence with picturesque gardens comprising lawns, flower beds and borders, ornamental trees bushes and shrubs. The Hall and Estate were sold at auction on 17th June 1949, and the Hall was demolished in the 1960s. Click here to see more about Hints Hall.

Hints Zoo

Hints Zoological Society was at the bungalow in Hints Lane from 1954 to 1962. Click here to see more about the Zoo.

Link to Staffordshire Past Track
website for more information about Hints, including the 1871 census for Hints Hall and Tythe maps.

Click below to view questions asked by visitors Information Requested