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Olton, Solihull

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Olton, Solihull

Olton is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the West Midlands, England. In the 13th century the Lords of the Manor moved their seat and formed a new settlement, in the junction of two major roads, that village has now grown into a big town called Solihull. It was then that Ulverlei was being referred to as 'Oulton' (meaning 'old town') to distinguish it from the 'new town' of Solihull of which it is now a part.
Administrative CountySolihull
Traditional CountyWarwickshire
OS GridSP1382
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
Population6,770 (2001 Census)

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

Olton, ry. sta., Warwickshire, 1 mile NW. of Solihull sta. and 5½ miles SE. of Birmingham; in vicinity is Olton Hall, seat.

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