Bassetts Pole

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Bassetts Pole
Bassetts Pole is located in Warwickshire
Bassetts Pole
Bassetts Pole
Bassetts Pole shown within Warwickshire
OS grid reference SP153979
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SUTTON COLDFIELD
Postcode district B75
Dialling code 0121
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°34′43″N 1°46′29″W / 52.578709°N 1.774807°W / 52.578709; -1.774807Coordinates: 52°34′43″N 1°46′29″W / 52.578709°N 1.774807°W / 52.578709; -1.774807

Bassetts Pole is an area at the StaffordshireWest Midlands–Warwickshire tripoint. Population details can be found under Middleton, Warwickshire. It is sited on the A446 London Road at its junction with the A38.

History[edit]

The name derives from a marker post set up by the Bassett family - owners of the Drayton Estate (hence the nearby village of Drayton Bassett).[citation needed] This delineated the boundary with the Middleton estates of the De Frevilles/Willoughbys/Grazebrooks and the Shenstone estates of the Grazebrooks. There are recorded episodes of several armed encounters with men from the bordering estates around this spot.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

The site is located on the A446, with easy access to the A38; the Sutton Coldfield bypass and Junction T3 of the M6 Toll motorway.[citation needed] The nearest railway station is Four Oaks, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) away.