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Kingswinford, Dudley

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Kingswinford, Dudley

Kingswinford is a suburban area of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands, England. Historically a part of Staffordshire, Kingswinford is mentioned in the Domesday Book its name relates to a ford for the King's swine (Kingswinford) - Latin Swinford Regis. The ancient parish of Kingswinford spanned Wordsley, Brierley Hill and Quarry Bank. The parishes of Kingswinford and Amblecote formed the Kingswinford rural district in 1894.
Administrative CountyDudley
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSO8888
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01384

Other names by which Kingswinford, Dudley has been known in the past

Kingswinford Division The ~ Swinford Regis ~ Suinesford

Kingswinford, Dudley in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kingswinford, par. and v in SW. of Staffordshire --par. (partly within the parl. limits of Dudley, and containing the local government districts of Brierly Hill and Quarry Bank), 7315 ac., pop. 35,767: vil., 3½ miles N W. of Stourbridge; P.O., T.O.; has extensive coal and on mines, also works for the mfr. of iron, glass, bricks, and tiles.

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