Dudley


Dud·ley

biographical name \ˈdəd-lē\

Definition of DUDLEY

Robert 1532(or 1533)–1588 1st Earl of Leicester Eng. courtier

Dudley

biographical name

Definition of DUDLEY

Thomas 1576–1653 Eng. colonial administrator in America

Dud·ley

geographical name \ˈdəd-lē\

Definition of DUDLEY

town W cen England in W. Midlands WNW of Birmingham pop 300,400

Dudley

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2001: 305,164), West Midlands, England. It is the site of several Saxon and Norman fortifications. Coal and ironstone have been mined there since the Middle Ages. By the mid-19th century there were numerous blast furnaces, and the resultant pollution helped to give the area to the north and east the name “Black Country.” Metalworking is an important industry.

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