Bilston, Wolverhampton

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Bilston is a town in Wolverhampton

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Bilston in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Bilston, market town, W. Staffordshire, 2½ miles SE. of Wolverhampton and within its parl. bor., 139 miles from London by rail, 1845 ac., pop. 22,730; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday and Saturday. It is a great centre of hardware trade -- iron and brass castings, tin and japanned wares, &c., with extensive iron foundries and smelting works, and potteries. In vicinity are productive coal and ironstone mines, also an abundance of fine sand for casting, and a very hard stone suitable for grindstones. It contains eccl. dists. of B. St Leonard, pop. 7181; B. St Luke, 4300; and B. St Mary, 4010.

Bilston in the Domesday Book

A village in Seisdon hundred, in the county of Staffordshire.

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