The name "Sedgley" derives from the historic name "Sedeslei".

Sedgley is mentioned in the Domesday Book. In early times it was a large parish and a manor, which prior to the Norman Conquest, belonged to Earl Algar. The manor comsisted of nine villages, namely:

Ettingshall Lane used to be know as "Hell Lane." It was said that a witch lived there who could turn herself into a white rabbit that regularly used to snoop about the gardens and even the houses of her neighbours.

Gospel End is the site of Baggeridge Colliery, the last large pit in the Black Country. The area has since been landscaped and turned into a country park.