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Oscott, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Oscott, a village in Perry Barr township, Handsworth parish, Staffordshire, 4 miles N of Birmingham. St Mary's Roman Catholic College, Oscott, was founded in 1794 for both religious and secular education; was rebuilt in 1840, after designs by Pugin, at a cost of nearly £60,000; is a large cruciform edifice, of brick with stone dressings, and with a central tower and spire; and contains a chapel, oratories, libraries, refectories, dormitories, and other apartments.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWarwickshire 
Civil parishHandsworth 
Poor Law unionAston 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Oscott from the following:


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RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtB23
Post TownBirmingham