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Blackheath, Rowley Regis 1987
Blackheath, Rowley Regis 1987
Published: 2014/01/26
Channel: Jared Whittingham
Blackheath Views 1
Blackheath Views 1
Published: 2007/06/08
Channel: Peter Hackett
Tour of Base Gym, Blackheath, West Midlands, UK
Tour of Base Gym, Blackheath, West Midlands, UK
Published: 2015/02/08
Channel: Greg Lewis
Birmingham Blackheath
Birmingham Blackheath
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: kindness ARK
BlackHeath (Rowley Regis - UK) UFO!
BlackHeath (Rowley Regis - UK) UFO!
Published: 2013/08/20
Channel: Ben Matthews
Crazy Karaoke Guy at The Knights Quest in Blackheath West Midlands
Crazy Karaoke Guy at The Knights Quest in Blackheath West Midlands
Published: 2011/02/18
Channel: KiplingCaz
NXWM route 241 from Blackheath to halesowen Alexander Dennis enviro 400MMC 2017 platinum livery
NXWM route 241 from Blackheath to halesowen Alexander Dennis enviro 400MMC 2017 platinum livery
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: birmingham places&travel
Knife-wielding man arrested in Blackheath. Sainsburys Blackheath lockdown and explosion (bomb) 27th
Knife-wielding man arrested in Blackheath. Sainsburys Blackheath lockdown and explosion (bomb) 27th
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: ackley bridge
Marc Wanstall, 43, Blackheath, stung second time meeting 15 year old, met by INTERNET INTERCEPTORS
Marc Wanstall, 43, Blackheath, stung second time meeting 15 year old, met by INTERNET INTERCEPTORS
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: iDetector 24/7
PHOTOS OF BLACKHEATH 2
PHOTOS OF BLACKHEATH 2
Published: 2008/11/30
Channel: Peter Hackett
Nxwm Volvo Alexander voith 127 bus from blackheath into bearwood traffic Birmingham 2016 U.K.
Nxwm Volvo Alexander voith 127 bus from blackheath into bearwood traffic Birmingham 2016 U.K.
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: birmingham places&travel
St Pauls Blackheath - Drone Filming
St Pauls Blackheath - Drone Filming
Published: 2016/12/08
Channel: UAV Filming Ltd
first test wheelie machine west midlands
first test wheelie machine west midlands
Published: 2011/03/30
Channel: 1979dyna
NXWM route 4 Blackheath from westbrom scania omnilink national express westmidlands 2017
NXWM route 4 Blackheath from westbrom scania omnilink national express westmidlands 2017
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: birmingham places&travel
Car journey Blackheath, Oldbury to Hagley Rd West, Quinton, Birmingham
Car journey Blackheath, Oldbury to Hagley Rd West, Quinton, Birmingham
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: John Harvey
Dudley Bus Station national express westmidlands buses travel Dudley Interchange 2017
Dudley Bus Station national express westmidlands buses travel Dudley Interchange 2017
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: birmingham places&travel
Back Session with Daniel James & Stefan Northfield
Back Session with Daniel James & Stefan Northfield
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: GJ Aesthetics
PHOTOS OF BLACKHEATH JUNIOR AND INFANTS SCHOOL
PHOTOS OF BLACKHEATH JUNIOR AND INFANTS SCHOOL
Published: 2008/07/02
Channel: Peter Hackett
Merry Hill bus station and depo buses February 2017 national express westmidlands buses Merry Hill
Merry Hill bus station and depo buses February 2017 national express westmidlands buses Merry Hill
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: birmingham places&travel
Dudley Bus Station
Dudley Bus Station
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Wilko Worldwide Wilkes
NX West Midlands | Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban | 1763 (BX56XCG)
NX West Midlands | Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse Urban | 1763 (BX56XCG)
Published: 2017/08/28
Channel: Rob's Public Transport Videos
Old Hill, West Midlands (Outside my friend
Old Hill, West Midlands (Outside my friend's flat)
Published: 2011/02/05
Channel: Catherine Shanahan
Nxwm scania Wright eclipse urban 4 bus 2016 white Heath to blackheath Birmingham U.K.
Nxwm scania Wright eclipse urban 4 bus 2016 white Heath to blackheath Birmingham U.K.
Published: 2016/11/13
Channel: birmingham places&travel
Car journey, Mucklow Hill to Lye.  West Midlands
Car journey, Mucklow Hill to Lye. West Midlands
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: John Harvey
Turners Hill transmitter - Rowley Regis, West Midlands
Turners Hill transmitter - Rowley Regis, West Midlands
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: Jack Bromby
West Bromwich bus station 2017 national express westmidlands diamond central buses + igo nxwm buses
West Bromwich bus station 2017 national express westmidlands diamond central buses + igo nxwm buses
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: birmingham places&travel
Places to see in ( Rowley Regis - UK )
Places to see in ( Rowley Regis - UK )
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: Places to see in
ASHFIELD SECURITY
ASHFIELD SECURITY
Published: 2013/06/18
Channel: Yell
West Midlands UK Shopping, 1960s - Film 97944
West Midlands UK Shopping, 1960s - Film 97944
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: HuntleyFilmArchives
Blackheath wildhogs
Blackheath wildhogs
Published: 2011/12/09
Channel: conar howard
Rampin In Blackheath
Rampin In Blackheath
Published: 2007/05/31
Channel: Punisha500
West Midlands: The changing sound of Britain (and Brum)
West Midlands: The changing sound of Britain (and Brum)
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: BhamUrbanNewsUK
Proms At St Paul
Proms At St Paul's
Published: 2007/12/07
Channel: musicker007
The Midland - Oldbury Fire
The Midland - Oldbury Fire
Published: 2015/04/30
Channel: Made in Birmingham TV
Free digital autopsies in Sandwell from November 2014 - BBC News West Midlands
Free digital autopsies in Sandwell from November 2014 - BBC News West Midlands
Published: 2015/01/14
Channel: iGene Global
ROWLEY REGIS VIEWS 2
ROWLEY REGIS VIEWS 2
Published: 2007/06/16
Channel: Peter Hackett
PHOTOS OF HADEN HILL HOUSE AND PARK
PHOTOS OF HADEN HILL HOUSE AND PARK
Published: 2008/07/06
Channel: Peter Hackett
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turner's hill rowley regis west midlands
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: mark dinosuar
Midlands Christian Books
Midlands Christian Books
Published: 2012/01/24
Channel: valuechristianbooks
West Midlands FRS HD West Yorkshire UKRO Regional
West Midlands FRS HD West Yorkshire UKRO Regional
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: UK News In Pictures
Autumn Conference - Highlights Video - The College of Foot Health Practitioners
Autumn Conference - Highlights Video - The College of Foot Health Practitioners
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: The College of Foot Health Practitioners
National Express West Midlands Wright Liberator Volvo B10L 1421 P421 EJW on WA 4
National Express West Midlands Wright Liberator Volvo B10L 1421 P421 EJW on WA 4
Published: 2016/01/23
Channel: P419 EJW
NXWM 1854 BX58 SXU Scania K230UB ZF
NXWM 1854 BX58 SXU Scania K230UB ZF
Published: 2013/12/13
Channel: trident4370
blackheath gap
blackheath gap
Published: 2010/05/02
Channel: csrides
Radio Control Tug on Birchley Canal Sandwell West Midlands UK
Radio Control Tug on Birchley Canal Sandwell West Midlands UK
Published: 2013/09/02
Channel: Paul Presley
Bikers Blackheath
Bikers Blackheath
Published: 2007/12/14
Channel: fish301291
Lizzetta_Matthew
Lizzetta_Matthew
Published: 2010/09/12
Channel: daveyan146
The Knights Quest Cupid Shuffle
The Knights Quest Cupid Shuffle
Published: 2012/05/19
Channel: Richard Hobbs
Blackheath Dance & talent Quest
Blackheath Dance & talent Quest
Published: 2006/06/18
Channel: alexanderthatcher
Spice West Midlands Karaoke Box Night Feb16
Spice West Midlands Karaoke Box Night Feb16
Published: 2016/02/23
Channel: Spice West Midlands
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Blackheath
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Blackheath Marketplace
Blackheath is located in West Midlands county
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Blackheath shown within the West Midlands
Population 12,292 (2011 Census.Ward)[1]
OS grid reference SO9786
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Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROWLEY REGIS
Postcode district B65 0
Dialling code 0121
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52°28′34″N 2°02′13″W / 52.476°N 2.037°W / 52.476; -2.037Coordinates: 52°28′34″N 2°02′13″W / 52.476°N 2.037°W / 52.476; -2.037

Blackheath is a town and ward in the Rowley Regis area of the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough, in the county of West Midlands, England.

Establishment[edit]

Before 1841, Bleak Heath or Blake Heath was a small group of farm houses and inns on the turnpike road from Oldbury to Halesowen, within Rowley Regis. The changes brought about by the industrial revolution led to a Private Act in June that year that allowed the sale of the Rowley Regis glebe lands in order to finance the building of a new vicarage.

The land was purchased by developers who, throughout the remainder of the 19th century, expanded Blackheath as a dormitory town for the surrounding industries, in particular, the coal mine at Coombes Wood and the Hailstone quarry. Workers migrated to Blackheath from across England and particularly from Wales until the town and its neighbours grew to form the existing conurbation with nearby Birmingham.

Churches[edit]

The parish of St Paul was established in 1865 as a distinct entity from that of Rowley Regis and the new church consecrated in 1869. There has also been a long tradition of nonconformism with many Methodist and Baptist chapels.

Manufacturing, railways, and industrialisation[edit]

A market was established and an extension of the Great Western Railway linking Birmingham and Worcester opened a station in the town in 1867.

Into the 20th century, manufacturing grew and extractive industries declined with the last coal mine closing in 1919. Major employers were the fasteners business at the Excelsior Works of Thomas William Lench and the electrical engineering business of British Thomson-Houston (BTH). Manufacturing remained the main source of income up to the start of the 21st century with the BTH works still in operation though in the intervening years it has worked under the successive names of AEI, GEC, GEC-ALSTHOM, Hawker Siddeley, BTR and Electrodrives.

Borough and county membership[edit]

Blackheath was part of the borough of Rowley Regis until 1966, when it became part of the county borough of Warley. Since 1974 it has formed part of the metropolitan borough of Sandwell.

It was historically part of Staffordshire until 1966, when the boundaries were altered to incorporate the new borough of Warley into Worcestershire. Since 1974, it has been part of the West Midlands metropolitan county.

Economy[edit]

Blackheath has always been a predominantly working class area dominated by modest housing. The town was hard hit by the economic slow-down of the 1970s and unemployment of the early 1980s. However, in the 1990s the town became more prosperous with improving housing stock and some substantial development in town centre stores and improvement in the road network. A J Sainsbury supermarket was also added to the town centre around this time.

Blackheath has many transport links with buses travelling throughout the borough and Rowley Regis railway station is nearby.

Other information[edit]

Blackheath Primary School is located in the area,[2] and was originally built by Rowley Regis urban district council on Powke Lane during the late 19th century, incorporating a 5-7 infant school and 7-11 junior school and later including a nursery unit for 3 and 4 year olds. The schools merged in September 1990 to form Blackheath Primary School.[3] It relocated to a site on Britannia Road, previously occupied by Britannia High School, in September 2005.

Football team Blackheath Town F.C. played in the West Midlands (Regional) League Division One (South) but are now just a youth development squad.

Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton was born in Blackheath in 1947.

On 6 April 1959, the area was the scene of the first major racially motivated incident in the West Midlands when some 30 Teddy Boys clashed with a group of black people in the area.[4]

With rising traffic on local roads after the Second World War, Blackheath became a congestion hotspot. Things improved slightly with the construction of a new road around the north of the town centre towards the end of the 1970s, but this was only of use to traffic coming to and from Cradley Heath and Brierley Hill. Motorists travelling from Quinton still had to negotiate the original route that was little better than it had been in the days before cars. This problem was solved in 2006 with a new relief road that circles the eastern half of the town centre and diverts traffic coming from Halesowen, Quinton and Oldbury.

Blackheath has some of the strongest public transport links in the Black Country. It has direct bus and rail links with Birmingham, while the extensive bus network gives locals a direct route to Oldbury, Halesowen, Dudley, Cradley Heath, West Bromwich and Walsall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandwell Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Blackheath Primary School". eTeach. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]

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