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Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

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Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Uttoxeter is a market town and civil parish in Staffordshire, in the West Midlands region of England. The population of the town is increasing. At the 1991 census the population was given as 10,329, with a 16.4% increase by the 2001 census when the population was 12,023. It is likely that this figure will increase further, as the population of East Staffordshire as a whole is predicted to increase by some 11% between 2008 and 2028.
DistrictEast Staffordshire
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK0933
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01889
Population12,023 (2001)

Other names by which Uttoxeter, Staffordshire has been known in the past

Utcester ~ Utocetum ~ Uttocceaster ~ Uttokcester ~ Uttoxather ~ Uxeter ~ Wotocheshede

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Uttoxeter, market town and par., Staffordshire, 13 miles NE. of Stafford and 135 miles NW. of London by rail, 8973 ac., pop. 4981; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 news-papers. Market-day, Wednesday. Uttoxeter, known to the Saxons as Uttocceaster, is an ancient but clean and well-built town, situated on a gentle eminence above the vale of the Dove. It contains several good streets, with a central market-place, town hall, free grammar school, and church with ancient tower and spire. The industries comprise iron-founding and nail and implement making, tanning and rope-spinning, and malting and brewing.

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