Place:Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England

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NameSutton Coldfield
Alt namesSutton-Coldfieldsource: Family History Library Catalog
Walmleysource: Family History Library Catalog
Royal Town of Sutton Coldfieldsource: alternate name for town
Suttonsource: alternate name for town
Boldmeresource: settlement in parish
Falcon Lodgesource: settlement in parish
Four Oakssource: settlement in parish
Little Astonsource: settlement in parish
Mere Greensource: settlement in parish
Thimble Endsource: settlement in parish
Wylde Greensource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates52.567°N 1.8°W
Located inWarwickshire, England     (1885 - 1974)
Also located inWest Midlands, England     (1974 - )
See alsoHemlingford Hundred, Warwickshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Birmingham (metropolitan borough), West Midlands, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, more colloquially known as Sutton Coldfield or simply Sutton, is a town and civil parish in Birmingham Metropolitan Borough, West Midlands, England, forming a suburb of the city. The town lies about 6.5 miles (10 km) northeast of Birmingham City Centre and borders the North Warwickshire District, Lichfield, Erdington and the South Staffordshire District. Its 2011 UK census population was 95,107 – a fall of 4.8% since the 2001 UK census.

Historically in Warwickshire, it became part of Birmingham and the West Midlands metropolitan county in 1974.

Areas of Sutton Coldfield not discussed separately include: Boldmere, Falcon Lodge, Four Oaks, Little Aston, Mere Green, Thimble End, Walmley, and Wylde Green

History

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Sutton Coldfield. This is a very long article.

Research Tips

  • The website British History Online provides seven volumes of the Victoria County History Series on Warwickshire. The first (Vol 2) covers the religious houses of the county; Volumes 3 through 6 provide articles the settlements in each of the hundreds in turn, and Volumes 7 and 8 deal with Birmingham and Coventry respectively.
  • GENUKI main page for Warwickshire provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
  • Warwickshire and West Midland family history societies are listed in GENUKI.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851. There is a list of all the parishes in existence at that date with maps indicating their boundaries. The website is very useful for finding the ecclesiastical individual parishes within large cities and towns.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Warwickshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
  • The two maps below indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
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