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Coseley Urban District was a local government district in Staffordshire which was created in 1894.[2]

 • 191122,834[1]
 • 193125,137[1]
 • 196139,535[1]
 • OriginManor of Sedgley
 • Created1894
 • Abolished1966
 • Succeeded byCounty Borough of Dudley
Metropolitan Borough of Dudley
StatusUrban District
GovernmentUrban District Council
 • HQCoseley
 • Motto'Fellowship is life'
Arms of the Coseley Urban District Council
Arms of the Coseley Urban District Council

It was made up of the villages of Brierley (now Bradley), Ettingshall and Coseley, which had previously been part of the ancient manor of Sedgley - the western section of which formed Sedgley Urban District.[3]

The urban district council was based at a building in the town centre. It began building houses in the 1920s to replace sub standard older housing and by 1962 had built over 2,000 properties, mostly houses but also flats and bungalows. The largest developments were at Woodcross and Lanesfield on new housing estate, while large sections of the Wallbrook, Princes End and Hurst Hill areas were redeveloped with new housing during the 1950s and 1960s.

Coseley urban district ceased to exist in 1966 when, under recommendations of the Local Government Commission for England, it was divided between the County Boroughs of Dudley, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich[2] in the newly created West Midlands metropolitan county. Most of the historic Ettingshall village was placed in Wolverhampton, while Brierley was roughly half split between Wolverhampton and West Bromwich, and the main Coseley area became part of Dudley.

The former Coseley Urban District Council offices became redundant with the abolition of the local authority, and were demolished soon afterwards.


  1. ^ a b c "Historical statistics - Population". Coseley UD through time. Vision of Britain. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b Great Britain Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Coseley UD. Retrieved 2009-11-08.[permanent dead link]
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Coordinates: 52°32′38″N 2°06′11″W / 52.544°N 2.103°W / 52.544; -2.103