Woodsetton, Dudley

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Coordinates: 52°31′59″N 2°05′42″W / 52.533°N 2.095°W / 52.533; -2.095

Woodsetton
West Midlands
Woodsetton
Woodsetton
 Woodsetton shown within the West Midlands
OS grid reference SO9392
Metropolitan borough Dudley
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUDLEY
Postcode district DY1, DY3
Dialling code 01902
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Dudley North
List of places
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England
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Woodsetton is an area of the Dudley Metropolitan Borough in the West Midlands of England, roughly 2.0 miles (3 km) northwest of Dudley Town Centre. Formerly in the Sedgley Urban District, a part of Woodsetton (which included Dudley Castle) was transferred into the Dudley County Borough in 1926 to allow for the building of the Priory Estate. This reorganisation also saw this part of the area transferred from Staffordshire to Worcestershire.

The remainder of the urban district was transferred into an expanded Dudley borough in 1966.[1][2] Modern-day Woodsetton now forms part of the electoral ward of Upper Gornal and Woodsetton. It is divided between the DY1 and DY3 postal districts.

Of historial significance, Woodsetton is the birthplace of industrial pioneer Abraham Darby,[3] who developed the process of smelting iron ore using coke.

Holden's Brewery is based in Woodsetton.

Education[edit]

The Bramford Primary School, which opened in the 1950s, provides primary education for the Woodsetton area. The school was expanded in 2004 to include a new sports hall and several classrooms. For secondary education, the area is served by The High Arcal School, just east of Sedgley.

Woodsetton is also the location of the Woodsetton School, a special school catered to primary-aged children with learning difficulties.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Paul (2005). Dudley Living Memories. The Francis Frith Collection. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-907639-78-4. 
  2. ^ "Sedgley UD through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Who was Abraham Darby?". Britain Unlimited. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Woodsetton School.