Glascote

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Glascote
Marlborough Way, Tamworth (geograph 1922838).jpg
Marlborough Way in Glascote
Glascote is located in Staffordshire
Glascote
Glascote
Glascote shown within Staffordshire
Population8,344 (2001)
OS grid referenceSK2203
Civil parish
  • None
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTamworth
Dialling code01827
PoliceStaffordshire
FireStaffordshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°37′28″N 1°40′05″W / 52.624519°N 1.667962°W / 52.624519; -1.667962Coordinates: 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.

Sitting on the Glascote Road that runs from Tamworth town centre the village of Glascote is the oldest part containing mainly Victorian Terrace houses whilst much of Glascote located near the Marlborough Way dates from the post 1960s 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 councillors who are Chris Cooke (UKIP), 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 and Chris Cooke (Independent)

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 Tamworth town centre and Wilnecote railway station in Wilnecote.

Wilnecote railway station is barely served in comparison to Tamworth Railway station.

The nearest airport is Birmingham Airport.

Media[edit]

The local paper for Glascote is the Tamworth Herald.

THE Tamworth Trader was a local paper that was a free paper for advertising and lonely hearts.

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". Neighbourhood Statistics.
  2. ^ "Glascote Ethnicity". ONS. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  3. ^ Christopher Pincher MP
  4. ^ "Religion Glascote". ONS. Retrieved 25 December 2012.