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Bilston, City of Wolverhampton

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Bilston, City of Wolverhampton

Bilston is a town in the English county of West Midlands, situated in the southeastern corner of the City of Wolverhampton. Historically part of Staffordshire, three wards of Wolverhampton City Council cover the town: Bilston East and Bilston North, which almost entirely comprise parts of the historic Borough of Bilston, and Ettingshall which comprise a part of Bilston and parts of Wolverhampton.
Post townBILSTON
Administrative CountyCity of Wolverhampton
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSO9497
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01902
 

Other names by which Bilston, City of Wolverhampton has been known in the past

Billestune

Bilston, City of Wolverhampton in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bilston, market town, W. Staffordshire, 2½ miles SE. of Wolverhampton and within its parl. bor., 139 miles from London by rail, 1845 ac., pop. 22,730; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday and Saturday. It is a great centre of hardware trade -- iron and brass castings, tin and japanned wares, &c., with extensive iron foundries and smelting works, and potteries. In vicinity are productive coal and ironstone mines, also an abundance of fine sand for casting, and a very hard stone suitable for grindstones. It contains eccl. dists. of B. St Leonard, pop. 7181; B. St Luke, 4300; and B. St Mary, 4010.

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