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Kinver, Staffordshire

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Kinver, Staffordshire

Kinver is a large village in South Staffordshire district, Staffordshire, England. It is in the far south-west of the county, at the end of the narrow finger of land surrounded by the counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands. The nearest towns are Stourbridge in the West Midlands, and Kidderminster in Worcestershire. The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal passes through, running close to the course of the meandering River Stour.
DistrictSouth Staffordshire
Post townStourbridge
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSO8483
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01384
Population6,805 (2001 Census)

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

Kinfare ~ Chenevare

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

Kinver (or Kinfare), small town and par., in SW. of Staffordshire, on river Stour and Stafford Canal, 4 miles SW. of Stourbridge, 8790 ac., pop. 2842; P.O., T.O.; has ironworks; on S. side of Kinver Edge is a Saxon camp, 900 ft. by 600 ft., with barrow.

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