Codsall village originally grew around the church. Then, in the 1850s the Railway came, joining Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury and the area really started to develop. Industrialists moved into the area and built large houses and villas. The population rose steadily and in the 1950slarge housing estates were built and the village grew rapidly.
Codsall is now the administrative centre of the district with the District Council operating from offices near the centre. The village offers its residents all of the services associated with today's lifestyle, including good local schools and three shopping centres at Codsall, Birches Bridge and Bilbrook. A range of leisure facilities are available at Codsall Leisure Centre and combined with a wide range of housing, this makes Codsall a popular place to live.