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Dudley, Dudley

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Dudley, Dudley

Dudley is a large town in the West Midlands county of England, and the administrative and financial centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley.
Post townDUDLEY
Administrative CountyDudley
Traditional CountyWorcs (det), locally in Staffs
OS GridSO9390
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01384, 0121, 01902

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

Dudley Castle Hill ~ Salinae

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

Dudley.-- parl. and mun. bor. and par., in a detached section of E. Worcestershire, on Dudley Canal, 8 miles NW. of Birmingham and 122 miles NW. of London -- parl. bor. (extending into Staffordshire), 7712 ac., pop. 87,527; mun. bor. and par. (including Dudley Castle Hill), 3930 ac., pop. 46,252; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. Dudley is situated in the centre of the "Black Country, " at a junction of the Great Western Ry., and has extensive coal mines, iron mines and ironworks, and limestone quarries; it has also glass-works, brass-foundries, and brickworks; tanning, malting, and brewing. The nail mfr. alone. gives employment to several thousands. The old castle (said to have been founded in the 8th century by a Saxon prince, Dodo or Dud, who gave his name to the town) was destroyed by fire in 1750, but the keep still remains. The bor. returns 1 member to Parl.

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