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Tamworth, Staffordshire

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Tamworth, Staffordshire

Tamworth is a market town and larger local government district in Staffordshire, England, located 14 miles north-east of Birmingham city centre and 103 miles north-west of London. Tamworth takes its name from the River Tame, which flows through it, as does the River Anker. At the 2001 census the town had a population of 71,650. Tamworth is the second largest settlement in Staffordshire after Stoke-on-Trent.
DistrictTamworth
Post townTamworth
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire / Warwickshire
OS GridSK2203
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01827
Population71,650 (2001)
 

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

Taman Weorthege ~ Tamanweorthe ~ Tamaweord ~ Tamaweorthige ~ Tamawordia ~ Tameneordige ~ Tamworth Castle ~ Tamuuorde

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

Tamworth, mun. bor., par., township, and market town, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, at the confluence of the Tame and the Anker, 6½ miles SE. of Lichfield, 22 miles SE. of Stafford, and 110 miles NW. of London by rail - par., 11,602 ac., pop. 14,096; township and bor., 200 ac., pop. 4891; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 news-papers. Market-day, Saturday. Tamworth is a well built place, with a fine old church, a modernised Norman castle, and a monument to Sir Robert Peel. The mfrs. include tape, paper, smallwares, tanning, and brewing. Coal mines are worked in the vicinity, and the market gardens send produce to Birmingham. Tamworth was a place of importance in Saxon times; it was incorporated in the third year of Elizabeth, and sent 2 members to Parliament from a very early period until 1885.

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