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Oldbury, Sandwell

Oldbury is a town in the West Midlands in England. It is a part of the Black Country and the administrative centre of the borough of Sandwell.
Post townOldbury
Administrative CountySandwell
Traditional CountyWorcestershire
OS GridSO9888
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Midlands
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code0121
Population10,830 (2001)

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

Oldbury.-- market town and township, Halesowen par., Worcestershire, 5 miles W. of Birmingham and 117 miles from London by rail - township, pop. 18,306; town, pop. 18,841; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. This is an important place, standing in the heart of an exceedingly rich mineral district. Iron, coal, and limestone are worked; and there is a great industrial activity displayed in iron foundries, steel works, factories for tools and railway plant, chemical works, corn mills, maltings, &C. The Birmingham Canal passes through the town. Oldbury at one time belonged to Shropshire.

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