Etymology: Finchfield; a field of finches.
Finchfield: – One, or several, common fields within the parish of Tettenhall, found in the old kingdom of Mercia, old English for Mierce, meaning – people of the boundaries.
Industry expanded communities on the rural west of Wolverhampton, where the prevailing westerly winds blew industrial smoke away. Tettenhall parish was renowned for its pear orchards, specifically the ‘Tettenhall Dick Pear’, originating from nearby Perton. Small, robust, and pollution tolerant, this general -purpose pear, was often used for Perry making, and came to be grown all over the Black Country.