Searching for "WEST BROMWICH"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    west of England and into Wales, has another station. The chief canals are the Staffordshire, the Warwick, and the Worcester; the last of which was, in 1865, about to be converted into a railway. History. —An early name of the place was Bromwycham, signifying "house of broom village," and alluding probably to the existence around it of an extensive heath; and the present name arose from that of the lords of the manor after the Conquest; but upwards of one hundred and fifty varieties of the names, or of the spellings of them, have been traced. A Roman station Imperial
    Bromwich, West Staffordshire Bromwich, West , parl. and mun. bor., and par., Staffordshire, 4½ miles NW. of Birmingham by rail, 5719 ac., pop. 56,295; 3 Banks Bartholomew
    BROMWICH (West) Staffordshire West-Bromwich-South-West and West-Bromwich-North-East; they are divided from each other by the road from Birmingham Imperial
    CHRISTCHURCH Derbyshire
    West Bromwich, Burton-upon-Trent, Camberwell, Carlisle, Chelsea, Cheltenham, Chester, Chesterfield, Chiswick, Clapham, Clevedon, Clifton, Colne, Coventry, Derby, Doncaster, Dover Imperial
    HALESOWEN Worcestershire West Bromwich and Bromsgrove districts, Worcester. The town stands in a fertile valley, on the river Stour, near the Netherton Imperial
    HANDSWORTH Staffordshire West Bromwich district, Stafford. The town stands contiguous to Warwickshire, on Hockley Brook, near the Birmingham and Wolverhampton railway; is suburban Imperial
    Hill Top Staffordshire Hill Top , eccl. dist., West Bromwich par., E. Staffordshire, pop. 9816; P.O., T.O. Bartholomew
    LICHFIELD Derbyshire
    West Bromwich, the three p. curacies of Smethwick, the three p. curacies of Tipton, the two p. curacies of Handsworth Imperial
    NEWTON-ROAD Staffordshire Staffordshire; on the Birmingham, Walsall, and Wolverhampton railway, 2½ miles S E of Bescot-Junction. It serves for West Bromwich. Imperial
    OLDBURY Worcestershire Wigorn; and is in West Bromwich district. Acres, 3, 799. Pop. in 1851, 12, 978; in 1861, 17, 258. Houses, 3, 222. Imperial
    SANDWELL PARK Staffordshire Earl of Dartmouth. now a training-college for servants, in West Bromwich parish, Stafford; 4 miles N W of Birmingham. Imperial
    Spoil Lane Staffordshire Spoil Lane , ry. sta. (for West Bromwich), Staffordshire, 4 miles NW. of Birmingham; a large glass factory is here. Bartholomew
    Staffordshire Staffordshire West Bromwich, and Wolverhampton (Wolverhampton, 3 members; Hanley, Newcastle under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke upon Trent, Walsall, and West Bromwich, 1 member Bartholomew
    Swan Village Staffordshire Swan Village , ry. sta. and NW. suburb of West Bromwich, Staffordshire. Bartholomew
    Wednesbury Staffordshire returns 1 member; its parliamentary limits were reduced in 1885 by the formation of the new parliamentary borough of West Bromwich. Bartholomew
    WEDNESBURY Staffordshire West Bromwich district, Stafford. The town stands on the South Staffordshire and Great Western railways, near the Birmingham canal, 8 miles Imperial
    West Bromwich Staffordshire West Bromwich , parl. and mun. bor. and par., Staffordshire, 4¼ miles NW. of Birmingham by rail, 5719 ac., pop. 56,295; 2 Banks Bartholomew
    Wood Green Staffordshire West Bromwich par. and bor., but chiefly in Wednesbury par. and bor., Staffordshire, pop. 4032; the sta. lies between James Bartholomew
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