Lye, West Midlands

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Lye railway station in 2008.jpg
Lye railway station
Lye is located in West Midlands county
 Lye shown within the West Midlands
Population 12,402 (ward)
(2001 Census)
OS grid reference SO921846
Metropolitan borough Dudley
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DY9
Dialling code 01384
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Stourbridge
List of places
West Midlands

Coordinates: 52°27′32″N 2°06′58″W / 52.459°N 2.116°W / 52.459; -2.116

Lye is a suburban area of the Dudley Metropolitan Borough, in the West Midlands of England. It was formerly a village within the parish of Oldswinford, historically situated within the boundaries of the county of Worcestershire.[1]

Places of Interest[edit]

The local cemetery is the Lye / Wollescote Cemetery, which contains a pair of Grade II listed chapels.[2]

Lye is also home to Lye Town F.C., who have competed in the West Midlands Regional League since 1947.[3] Their home ground is The Sports Ground, which they share with the resident Cricket Club.

Lye railway station serves the community, and is situated on the StourbridgeBirmingham mainline. It has the joint-shortest name for a train station (Lye) in the United Kingdom.[citation needed]

Sir Cedric Hardwicke[edit]

Lye was the birthplace of the actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke,[4] which is commemorated by a sculpture by Tim Tolkien, commissioned by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. The memorial takes the form of a giant filmstrip, the illuminated cut metal panels illustrating scenes from some of his best-known roles, which include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Things to Come, and The Ghost of Frankenstein. It was unveiled in November 2005.[5]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "History of Lye". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapel". Listed Building in Stourbridge. British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Club Details". Lye Town F.C. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cedric Hardwicke". IMDb. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lye movie star gets civic honour". Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 

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