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Stourton, Staffordshire

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Stourton, Staffordshire

Stourton is a hamlet in Staffordshire, England a few miles to the northwest of Stourbridge. There is a fair amount of dispute over the pronunciation, being pronounced 'stower-ton', 'stir-ton' or 'store-ton'(the local pronounce it this way) by different people from the area. The nearest sizeable villages are Wollaston and Kinver, the nearest hamlets are Prestwood and Dunsley. It lies on the River Stour.
DistrictSouth Staffordshire
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSO8685
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands

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

Stourton Castle

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

Stourton Castle.-- seat, in SW. of Staffordshire, 3 miles W. of Stourbridge; was the birthplace of Cardinal Pole (1500-58).

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