Marlborough Way in Glascote
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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.
Much of Glascote dates from the post 1960s Birmingham overspill when the area grew rapidly and as a result much of the area has New Town style architecture.
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.
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.
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.
The nearest airport is Birmingham Airport.
The local paper for Glascote is the Tamworth Herald.