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Dudley

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"DUDLEY, a parish, market-town, and parliamentary borough in the lower division of the hundred of Halfshire, in the county of Worcester, 8 miles to the N.W. of Birmingham, 26 N. of Worcester, and 126 from London by the North-Western railway. It is situated at the northern extremity of the county, locally in the hundred of Offlow, Staffordshire. The South Staffordshire and West Midland railway has greatly increased the importance of this town, by opening up communication with all parts of the country through the London and North-Western and Great Western lines."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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Historical Geography

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Land & Property

  • The following details of Dudley's principle buildings were transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire, 1895 by Rossbret.

    "The Cemetery, 5 acres in extent, was formed about 1850, the site being given by the late Earl of Dudley. It contains a mortuary Chapel and is under the control of the Vicar of Dudley.

    The Town Hall, in Priory Street, is a spacious building in the Gothic style, erected by the late Earl of Dudley, and purchased and reconstructed by the Corporation. The Police Station adjoining was erected by the County, and has been transferred to the Corporation.

    The Free Library and School of Art, at the junction of Priory Street and St James' Road, is an edifice of red terra cotta and brick in the Renaissance style, erected in 1884 at a cost of about £6,000 from plans by Messrs. Bateman and Corser, of Birmingham. The portion forming the Free Library is on the ground floor, and consists of a reading room, and a library containing 10,000 volumes. The Art Gallery in St James' Road has a good collection of pictures."

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