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Wednesfield, City of Wolverhampton

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Wednesfield, City of Wolverhampton

Wednesfield is a town within the city of Wolverhampton, West Midlands. It is 2 miles east-northeast of Wolverhampton city centre, and is part of the West Midlands conurbation. It is historically within the county of Staffordshire. Its name comes from the Old English W┼Źdnesfeld meaning Woden's Field, open land belonging to, or holy to, the high god of the Germanic Pantheon.
Post townWolverhampton
Administrative CountyCity of Wolverhampton
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSJ9400
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01902
Population33,555 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Wednesfield, City of Wolverhampton has been known in the past

Wodnesfelde

Wednesfield, City of Wolverhampton in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wednesfield, town and township with ry. sta., Wolverhampton par., Staffordshire - township (within the parl. limits of Wolverhampton), 3736 ac., pop. 10,801; town, 2 miles NE. of Wolverhampton, 2800 ac., pop. 4556; P.O., T.O.; has extensive mfrs. of locks and keys; the township contains the two eccl. dists. of Wednesfield and Wednesfield Heath (local government dist., called also Heath Town), pop. 4556 and 6245.

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