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Population36,000 (2004 est.)
OS grid referenceSK298197
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDE11
Dialling code01283
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
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Swadlincote is a town in South Derbyshire, England. The town is 13 miles south of Derby. The local council meet in this town. People from Swadlincote often shorten its name to simply 'Swad'.

The population of Swadlincote is 33,000.[1]

It is made up of the settlements of Swadlincote, Church Gresley, Midway and Newhall.

History[change | change source]

Swadlincote was in the Domesday Book in 1086.

Swadlincote's coal and clay works continued to expand until the Second World War.[2]

Swadlincote was the centre of the South Derbyshire coalfield but mining stopped in the 1990s.

The town's first local government was a board of health in 1871.[3]

Since 1997, Swadlincote's Member of Parliament has been Mark Todd.

Economy[change | change source]

Swadlincote's centre contains Boots, Somerfield and smaller shops. A large Morrisons store has been blamed for closing some small shops.[4]

Plans exist for a cinema, a DIY and a clothing store.[5]

Transport[change | change source]

Swadlincote lies near the junction of the A514 and the A511 road (Burton upon Trent to Ashby-de-la-Zouch) roads. The nearest railway station is Burton upon Trent which is five miles away.

Sports and attractions[change | change source]

Swadlincote has local parks and a large dry ski slope.

Notable residents[change | change source]

  • Jack Bodell, boxer, was born here.[6]
  • John Hurt, lived near as a boy.

References[change | change source]

  1. Profile of the District and Council, South Derbyshire District Council, accessed December 14, 2007[permanent dead link]
  2. "Swadlincote - a potted history (South Derbyshire District Council), accessed December 14, 2007". Archived from the original on November 8, 2007. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
  3. Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire and Rutland, London, 1895, p. 355
  4. Keith Bull (2007-01-12). "Fears growing for town shops". Burton Mail. Retrieved 2008-07-17.[permanent dead link]
  5. Keith Bull (2008-02-14). "Town revamp plan revealed". Burton Mail. Retrieved 2008-07-17.[permanent dead link]
  6. Jack Bodell at Boxrec.com[permanent dead link] accessed June 2007