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Cradley is a village in the "Black Country" of Dudley, near Halesowen and the banks of the river Stour. Colley Gate is the name of the short road in the centre of Cradley. It was part of the ancient parish of Halesowen, but (unlike much of the rest of that parish, which was an exclave of Shropshire) was always in Worcestershire, until the creation of the West Midlands County in 1974.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||West Midlands|
Other names by which Cradley, Dudley has been known in the past
Cradley, Dudley in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Cradley, township and vil. with ry. sta., Halesowen par., E. Worcestershire, 2 miles NE. of Stourbridge, 732 ac., pop. 5284; P.O.; coal and iron mines. The township contains the vil. of Cradley Heath; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.
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