Dunstall Hill

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Dunstall
Dunstall is located in West Midlands county
Dunstall
Dunstall
 Dunstall shown within the West Midlands
Population 3,193 (2001 Census)
Metropolitan borough Wolverhampton
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Wolverhampton
Postcode district WV
Dialling code 01902
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Wolverhampton South West
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Coordinates: 52°35′49″N 2°07′44″W / 52.597°N 2.129°W / 52.597; -2.129

Dunstall Hill is an inner-city area of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. It is located on the north of the city centre within the St Peter's ward.

Dunstall Park[edit]

Wolverhampton Racecourse, called Dunstall Park has been based at Dunstall since 1888, having moved from its previous location at Broad Meadows, the site of the current West Park after Sir Alexander Staveley Hill sold Dunstall Hall and its estate. The first meeting took place on 13 August that year.[1]

In 2004, an all-weather polytrack surface was laid at the racecourse.[2]

Railway[edit]

Dunstall Park railway station opened in 1896, serving trains on the Great Western Railway. It closed in 1968 when services between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury switched to Wolverhampton High Level station.[3]

Aviation[edit]

In June 1910, just 4 years after the first flight in Europe, Dunstall hosted the first all-British flying meeting at Dunstall Park.[4]

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