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Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

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Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England. The demonym for residents of the town is "Burtonian". Burton, which had an estimated population of 43,784, lies within the National Forest. Burton is best known for its brewing industrial heritage, home to over a dozen breweries in its heyday. Beer is still brewed in the town.
DistrictEast Staffordshire
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK2422
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01283
Population43,784 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire has been known in the past

Burton ~ Burton Extra ~ Burton On The Trent ~ Burton On Trent ~ Burton Upon Trent ~ Buryton ~ Byreton ~ Trent

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

Burton-upon-Trent, mun. bor. and par., in E. of Staffordshire, and extending into Derbyshire, on river Trent, 11 miles SW. of Derby, 30 NE. of Birmingham, and 122 miles NW. of London by rail -- par., 7730 ac., pop. 37,253; mun. bor., 4025 ac., pop. 39,288; 2 Banks, 4 newspapers. Market-day, Thursday; is an old town, formerly the seat of a Saxon abbey. In 1801 the pop. of B. was not much over 6000. Its rapid growth dates from the opening of the Midland Ry. in 1839. Brewing of ale, the staple industry, commenced in 1708; but its great development has taken place only since 1828, and especially since 1862. The average brewing business done in the town, in one year, is calculated at #7,000,000. The principal firms are those of Bass and Allsopp. The town possesses a free grammar-school and two public libraries. The old bridge over the Trent, consisting of 36 arches, stood for about 700 years; the new bridge, of 29 arches, was opened for traffic in 1864.

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