Glascote

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Glascote
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Marlborough Way in Glascote
Glascote is located in Staffordshire
Glascote
Glascote
 Glascote shown within Staffordshire
Population 8,344 (2001)
OS grid reference SK2203
Civil parish None
District Tamworth
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Tamworth
Dialling code 01827
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Warwickshire
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire

Coordinates: 52°37′28″N 1°40′05″W / 52.624519°N 1.667962°W / 52.624519; -1.667962

Glascote is an area of Tamworth in Staffordshire, England. The area centres on the Glascote Road, and is mainly residential with a few convenience stores and pubs.

History[edit]

Glascote is derived from the Old English word for glass and ‘cot’, meaning a hut. This suggests ‘a glass workshop’ since ‘cot’ is usually associated with some form of industrial process.

Much of Glascote dates from the post 1960s Birmingham overspill when the area grew rapidly and as a result much of the area has New Town style architecture.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 census the population for Glascote is 8,344.[1] White British is by far the largest population making up 97% of the population.[2]

Governance[edit]

Glascote has its own ward within Tamworth Borough council also named Glascote, The ward has 3 councilors who are Chris Cooke (Independent), Garry Hirons (Labour) and Simon Peaple (Labour). Tamworth Borough Council which Glascote is part of in entirely unparished.

Glascote is part of the Tamworth - Bolebridge Ward in Staffordshire County Council and is represented by the Conservative Michael Oates.

Glascote is part of the Tamworth Parliamentary Constituency and it is currently represented by the Conservative Christopher Pincher[3] who has held the seat since the 2010 Election.

Religion[edit]

According to the 2001 census 72% of the population described their religion as Christian, 20% did not have a religion and 7% refused to state their religion with other faiths making up less than 0.01% of the population with just 49 adherents.[4]

Glascote is part of the Anglican Diocese of Lichfield.

Transport[edit]

The A5 runs through Glascote as part of the £26,000,000 5 miles (8.0 km) Fazeley, Two Gates and Wilnecote Bypass which opened in July 1995, acting as a bypass of the old Watling Street which runs through Wilnecote.

Glascote is equidistant from Tamworth railway station in Tawmworth town centre and Wilnecote railway station in Wilnecote.

The nearest airport is Birmingham Airport.

Media[edit]

The local paper for Glascote is the Tamworth Herald.

The local commercial radio station for Glascote is Touch Radio Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth which is broadcast from Tamworth town centre. The BBC Local Radio is BBC WM Broadcast from Birmingham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key figuares Glascote". Neibourhood Statistics. 
  2. ^ "Glascote Ethnicity". ONS. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Christopher Pincher MP
  4. ^ "Religion Glascote". ONS. Retrieved 25 December 2012.