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Gospel End is a village in the South Staffordshire district of Staffordshire, England. Population details taken at the 2011 census can be found under Himley. It is situated on the A463 road, between Sedgley and Wombourne.
It was historically part of the ancient manor of Sedgley, becoming part of the Sedgley urban district in 1894, remaining part of this authority until 1966, when it became part of the Seisdon Rural District in 1966, despite the bulk of Sedgley being absorbed into Dudley County Borough. This in turn was replaced by the South Staffordshire District in 1974. However, it still has a Sedgley DY3 postcode.
The main entrance to the Baggeridge Country Park, opened in the early 1980s on the site of the former Baggeridge Colliery, is situated to the west of the village. Also in the village was the original works (and former headquarters) of Baggeridge Brick, finally part of Wienerberger AG, which by 2012 had closed down as the factory's owners agreed a deal with David Wilson Homes to build a new housing estate on the site. The factory buildings were demolished but the iconic brick chimney was retained, being a local landmark and one of the last of its kind to remain locally. Construction of the new estate began in 2014 and the first houses were occupied by the spring of 2015. The estate is expected to be completed by 2018, consisting of a total of more than 400 homes.
The focal point of the village is the Summer House, a public house in the east of the village, which was built in the early 19th century. The building has since been expanded.
- "Sedgley Local History Society". www.sedgleylocalhistory.org.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
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