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Netherton

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"NETHERTON, a village and chapelry in the parish of Dudley St. Thomas, and Dudley St. Edmund, county Worcester, 1 mile S.W. of Dudley. It is situated on the Stourbridge canal, in the heart of an extensive mining and manufacturing district. There are extensive collieries and mines of ironstone. The inhabitants are mostly employed in the numerous furnaces for smelting iron ore, and in the manufacture of nails. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Worcester, value £300, in the patronage of the Vicar of Dudley. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, was erected in 1831, by grant from the parliamentary commissioners. There are several places of worship belonging to the Baptists, Wesleyans, New Connexion and Primitive Methodists. There are National and other schools."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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