Belgrave, Tamworth

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Belgrave
Belgrave is located in Staffordshire
Belgrave
Belgrave
 Belgrave shown within Staffordshire
Population 7,664 (2011.Ward)[1]
District Tamworth
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Tamworth
Postcode district B77
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′05″N 1°40′25″W / 52.61800°N 1.67360°W / 52.61800; -1.67360

Belgrave is an area of Tamworth, Staffordshire, roughly 2.5 km from the town centre. The main feature of Belgrave is Marlborough way which cuts the area in half. Belgrave contains Tamworth fire station, a Morrisons supermarket, a high school, two primary schools and is bordered by Two Gates, Wilnecote and Glascote.

History[edit]

Starting life as a mining village, Belgrave had its own colliery up until the late 19th century. The area was considerably expanded in the 1970s with the addition of 2 new housing estates.

Education[edit]

Belgrave contains Tamworth Enterprise College which is a state High School.

Belgrave also contains St Gabriels R C Primary School which is the state Roman Catholic primary school for Tamworth.

Public Services[edit]

Tamworth Community Fire station is located in Belgrave. Completed in 2010, the station is state-of-the-art including several large meeting rooms, and a gym for use by partners of the station. The station is built on what was previously Belgrave High School field.[2]

Culture[edit]

Belgrave has a pub and a club. These are The Mercian at Exeley centre, and Belgrave Sports and Social Club[3] which hosts regular bingo, private parties, and quality live acts from around the country. (Artists to have played there include Ruby Murray and The Drifters).

Transport[edit]

Belgrave to the north is bordered by the A5 road to the north where there is a flyover junction. To the south is Watling Street which is the old A5 and is now designated as the B5404.

To the east of Belgrave is the Cross Country Route and there is a station at nearby Wilnecote.

Media[edit]

Belgrave is covered by the Tamworth Herald newspaper which is the local newspaper for Tamworth.

References[edit]

See also[edit]

Belgrave High School