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Great Barr, Sandwell

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Great Barr, Sandwell

Great Barr is a large and loosely-defined area which straddles the boundaries of Birmingham, West Bromwich (Sandwell; including the Great Barr with Yew Tree Ward) and Walsall. The area was historically in Staffordshire, and the parts now in Birmingham were once known as Perry Barr, which is still the name of an adjacent Birmingham district. "Barr" means "hill", and the name refers to nearby Barr Beacon.
Administrative CountySandwell
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSP0494
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 code0121

Other names by which Great Barr, Sandwell has been known in the past

Barr ~ Barr Great

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

Barr, Great, township and vil., Aldridge par., E. Staffordshire, 2 miles SE. of Wallsall, pop. of township 1127; contains the seat of Barr Hall and the eminence of Barr Beacon (653 ft. high).

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