A Bit About Kingswinford
Kingswinford is a town of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley in the West Midlands. There are about 25,000 people living in the town. Its name is derived from its location where it was once a ford for the King’s swine, as mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1066.
The proximity of Kingswinford to the Black Country made it so it was once a key player in the industrial sector. Local workhouses sprouted in the town, peaking at over 15,000 workers living and working in Kingswinford at the height of the Industrial Revolution. As it is situated on the edge of the county bordering the rural areas, Kingswinford serves as an important gateway for commuters going in and out of Dudley and Wolverhampton.
Today, housing and education are the focus points for development in the town. Eight primary schools and three major secondary schools are located in Kingswinford. Several parishes, including the 11th century parish of St. Mary, as well as the historic Cross Inn pub, which has been entertaining guests since the 18th century, preserve the town’s culture.