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Staffordshire Place Guide - Handsworth


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OS County Series 6 inches to 1 mile sheet 72NE
OS National Grid 6 inches to 1 mile sheet SP08NW
OS National Grid reference SP036897
Church of England   
Ancient Parish Handsworth, St Mary
Modern Parishes Birchfield (from 1865); Hamstead (from 1894); Handsworth, St Andrew (from 1914); Handsworth, St James (from 1854); Handsworth, St Michael (from 1861); Handsworth, St Peter (from 1907); Perry Barr (from 1862)
Local Government   
Civil Parish Handsworth (to 1930); Perry Barr (1894-1930); Birmingham City (1930-date)
Hundred Offlow South
Poor Law Union (a) Part (Handsworth) : West Bromwich Poor Law Union (1836-1911); Birmingham Poor Law Union (1911-1930)
Poor Law Union (b) Part (Perry Barr) : West Bromwich Poor Law Union (1836-1928); Birmingham Poor Law Union (1928-1930)
District Council (a) Part : Handsworth Urban District (1894-1911); Birmingham County Borough (1911-1974); Birmingham City (1974-date)
District Council (b) Part : Perry Barr Urban District (1894-1928); Birmingham County Borough (1928-1974); Birmingham city (1974-date)
Parliamentary Representation   
Parliamentary Constituency (to 1918) Southern Staffordshire (1832-1867); East Staffordshire (1867-1885); Handsworth (1885-1918)
Parliamentary Constituency (1918-1974) (a) Part (Handsworth) : Birmingham, Handsworth (1918-1974)
Parliamentary Constituency (1918-1974) (b) Part (Perry Barr) : Lichfield (1918-1948); Birmingham, Perry Barr (1948-1974)

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