Sutton Coldfield

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Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield
New Hall, Sutton Coldfield
New Hall
Map of the West Midlands, with a red dot showing the position of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield
Map of the West Midlands, with a red dot showing the position of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield
Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield
Location within the West Midlands
Population95,107 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSP1395
Civil parish
  • Sutton Coldfield
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSUTTON COLDFIELD
Postcode districtB72, B73, B74, B75, B76
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
West Midlands
52°34′12″N 1°49′26″W / 52.57°N 1.824°W / 52.57; -1.824Coordinates: 52°34′12″N 1°49′26″W / 52.57°N 1.824°W / 52.57; -1.824

Sutton Coldfield, officially the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, is a suburban town and civil parish located in the Borough of Birmingham in the county of the West Midlands, England. However, it used to be part of Warwickshire. It is about 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Birmingham city centre. The 2011 census revealed the parish has a population of 95,107 people.

It is a very old town. There are still examples of Roman roads and old architecture.

It is a royal town because King Henry VIII granted it a Charter of Incorporation and named it a royal town in 1528 due to the influence of Bishop Vesey who was born in Sutton Coldfield. He became Henry VIII's chaplain and then became Bishop of Exeter.

The area is seen as one of the most expensive places to live in the United Kingdom.

Sutton Coldfield railway station is on the Cross-City Line. Passengers can get direct trains to Birmingham, Redditch and Bromsgrove.

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