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
Shire county
Region
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
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°37′05″N 1°40′25″W / 52.61800°N 1.67360°W / 52.61800; -1.67360Coordinates: 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 1 12 miles (2.4 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, three primary schools and is bordered by Two Gates, Wilnecote and Glascote.

History

Starting life as a mining village, on previously agricultural land, Belgrave had its own colliery up until the late 19th century. Other former local industries were terracotta works and motor manufacturing. The area was considerably expanded in the 1970s with the addition of two new housing estates for the 'over-spill' population of Birmingham.[2]

Education

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

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.[3]

Culture

Belgrave has a pub and a club. These are The Mercian at Exeley centre, and Belgrave Sports and Social Club[4] 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

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

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

References

  1. ^ "Tamworth Ward population 2011". 4 December 2015.
  2. ^ History of Belgrave website
  3. ^ Staffordshire fire and rescue service
  4. ^ "Sports and social clubs in the Tamworth area". Archived from the original on 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2008-12-30.

See also

Belgrave High School

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