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Wednesbury

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Wednesbury
Location Map ( geo)
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County
Staffordshire
Highway Authority
Sandwell • Walsall
Forward Destination on
A41 • A461
Next Primary Destinations
Dudley • Walsall • West Bromwich • Wolverhampton
Other Nearby Destinations
Bilston • Willenhall
Places related to the A41
Places related to the A461

Wednesbury is a small industrial Black Country town located between Wolverhampton, Walsall and West Bromwich, and is within the historic county of Staffordshire. Whilst the extreme northern part of the town around Moxley and near Darlaston is functionally part of Wolverhampton, the majority of the town is functionally part of the Black Country, and therefore is today almost indistinguishable for outsiders from the rest of the conurbation.

It is sometimes confused with nearby Wednesfield.

History

Wednesbury on the 1923 MoT Map

Wednesbury is located on the historic Holyhead Road coaching route between London and Holyhead, now the A41 and A4196 in the area; although the Holyhead Road itself passed just to the west of the town centre.

However, the town centre today is recognisably similar in roads terms to that in 1922, with the major changes being that through traffic has been diverted away from Market Place and the rest of the centre of the town, in favour of a small dual carriageway relief road improvement along Dudley Street and High Bullen completed in the early 1970s; before north-south traffic along A41 was re-routed via the Black Country Spine Road in the late 1990s.

Highways Management

The roads within Wednesbury are mostly managed by Sandwell Council, though some areas in the north of the town have their roads managed by Walsall Council. There are no Trunk Roads managed by National Highways within the town.

Routes

The only Primary Routes through the town are the A41 and A461; whilst the M6 runs just to the north, forming the functional boundary with Walsall.


Route To Notes

A41

Wolverhampton

A41

West Bromwich

A461

Dudley, Coseley

A461

Walsall

A462

Cannock, Willenhall

A4037

Tipton

A4196

West Bromwich

B4200

Willenhall

A4121

Link in town centre




Wednesbury
Sections
Projects
Junctions
Roads
A41 • A461 • A462 • A4037 • A4038 • A4121 • A4196 • B4200
Related Pictures
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IMG 0299.JPG Vectra Arc 90 Unistreet 2s A461.jpgIMG 7953.JPG IMG 7378.JPG Urbis ZX2 and Phosco P862 wednesbury interchange.jpgBCSR 1994.pngMoxley Junction Original.pngDarlaston Road Bridge - Walsall Canal - Geograph - 906335.jpg
Places in the West Midlands region
Major citiesBirmingham • Coventry • Stoke-on-Trent • Wolverhampton
Primary DestinationsBirmingham International Airport • Bridgnorth • Bromsgrove • Brownhills • Burton upon Trent • Cannock • Dudley • Evesham • Hereford • Kidderminster • Leamington Spa • Leek • Leominster • Lichfield • Newcastle • Nuneaton • Oswestry • Redditch • Ross • Rugby • Rugeley • Shrewsbury • Solihull • Stafford • Stone • Stourbridge • Stratford • Tamworth • Telford • Uttoxeter • Walsall • Warwick • West Bromwich • Whitchurch • Worcester
Other placesBewdley • Bilston • Coseley • Droitwich • Halesowen • Ledbury • Ludlow • Malvern • N.E.C. • Smethwick • Southam • Sutton Coldfield • Wednesbury • Wednesfield • Wellington • Willenhall



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