Dudley, England

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Dudley is a town in Dudley (Dudley), England

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Dudley within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Dudley in historic gazetteers

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

Dudley.-- parl. and mun. bor. and par., in a detached section of E. Worcestershire, on Dudley Canal, 8 miles NW. of Birmingham and 122 miles NW. of London -- parl. bor. (extending into Staffordshire), 7712 ac., pop. 87,527; mun. bor. and par. (including Dudley Castle Hill), 3930 ac., pop. 46,252; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. Dudley is situated in the centre of the "Black Country, " at a junction of the Great Western Ry., and has extensive coal mines, iron mines and ironworks, and limestone quarries; it has also glass-works, brass-foundries, and brickworks; tanning, malting, and brewing. The nail mfr. alone. gives employment to several thousands. The old castle (said to have been founded in the 8th century by a Saxon prince, Dodo or Dud, who gave his name to the town) was destroyed by fire in 1750, but the keep still remains. The bor. returns 1 member to Parl.

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

Dudley Castle Hill, par., in N. of Dudley bor., E. Worcestershire, pop. 19.

Dudley in the Domesday Book

A village in Clent hundred, in the county of Worcestershire.

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