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Swindon, Staffordshire

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Swindon, Staffordshire

Swindon is a village and civil parish located in Staffordshire, just outside the West Midlands conurbation. The nearest major town is Dudley, approximately five miles eastwards. It stands halfway between the small town of Kingswinford and village of Wombourne. Historically, Swindon was part of Seisdon rural district, but in 1974 was incorporated into the new local authority of South Staffordshire.
DistrictSouth Staffordshire
Post townDudley
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSO8690
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Population1,361 (2004 Estimate)

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

Swindon, eccl. dist. and vil., Wombourne par., Staffordshire - dist., pop. 466; vil., 6 miles SW. of Wolverhampton; P.O.

Swindon, Staffordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

SWINDON, a liberty, in the parish of Wombourn, union, and S. division of the hundred, of Seisdon, S. division of the county of Stafford, 2 miles (S. S. W.) from Wombourn; containing 419 inhabitants. This liberty, commonly called Swin, comprises 1773a. 2r. 13p., and is situated on the river Smestall, near which are iron-works and several corn-mills. A large common was inclosed in 1796, and is now good turnip and barley land; the hilly parts of the liberty have been planted, and are very picturesque. The tithes have been commuted for land.

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