Swindon, Staffordshire


Swindon, Staffordshire

Infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Swindon
latitude= 52.51293
longitude= -2.20383
population = 1,361 (2004 Estimate)
shire_district= South Staffordshire
region= West Midlands
shire_county = Staffordshire
constituency_westminster=
post_town= Dudley
postcode_district = DY3
postcode_area= DY
os_grid_reference= SO862905

Swindon is a village located in Staffordshire, just outside the West Midlands conurbation. The nearest major town is Dudley, approximately five miles eastwards. It stands halfway between the small town of Kingswinford and village of Wombourne.

Historically, Swindon was part of Seisdon rural district, but in 1974 was incorporated into the new local authority of South Staffordshire. Unusually, it is included in the DY3 postal district of Sedgley, which has never existed within the same local authority and is no longer even in the same county.

chools

*St John's CofE Primary School

Churches

*Ebeneezer United Reformed Church
*St John's Church of England Church

hops and Pubs

*The Green Man
*The Greyhound
*The Old Bush

Steel Works

There was a steel works in the village from the 15th century, known as Swin Forge, that produced mainly pig iron. During the English Civil War Charles' 1st's forces stopped at Swin Forge to have their swords repaired or sharpened while being pursued towards Wolverhampton by Cromwell's troops. During the 2nd World War many of the village males who worked there were given reserved occupation status as the works was considered vital to the war effort. The works closed down in the early 1980's and were demolished to make way for new housing, the developments were named Swin Forge Way and Baldwin Way, Baldwin coming from the name of the works. All that remains today is the canteen which is now used as the village community centre. [1]

External links

* [http://swindonstaffs.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp Swindon Cricket Club]
* [http://www.swindongolfclub.co.uk Swindon Golf Club]

References

reflist|2South Staffordshire District Council 2005


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