Stone Cross, West Midlands
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Stone Cross is a residential area of West Bromwich in the metropolitan borough of Sandwell in the West Midlands of England. It is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of the town centre, and is situated around the A4034 road that links West Bromwich and Walsall.
Stone Cross takes its name from a wayside cross which stood until the 1890s - a replica was unveiled in 2002. It was a largely rural area until the late 1920s, when West Bromwich council built a large council housing development in the area, to the west of Walsall Road, which joined up with the new Friar Park estate, another council housing development.
The suburb is served by Tame Bridge railway station, which gives railway links to Birmingham, Walsall, Stafford and Wolverhampton. The centre is a major interchange of the National Express West Midlands 40 and 4 bus services giving commuters alternative routes to West Bromwich, Walsall and Oldbury.
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