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Halesowen

(hālz`ōwən), city (1991 pop. 57,533), Dudley metropolitan district, central England. Listed in the Domesday BookDomesday Book
, record of a general census of England made (1085–86) by order of William I (William the Conqueror). The survey ascertained the economic resources of most of the country for purposes of more accurate taxation.
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 as Hala, Halesowen manufactures machine tools, electronic equipment, and bricks. The city also has steel and iron plants. Halesowen was the birthplace of the printer William CaslonCaslon, William
, 1692–1766, English type designer, b. Worcestershire. He worked first in London as an engraver of gunlocks, then set up his own foundry in 1716. The merits of Caslon's types were rediscovered after a brief eclipse in the popularity of John Baskerville's
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 and the poet William ShenstoneShenstone, William,
1714–63, English poet and landscape gardener. The Schoolmistress (1742), his best-known poem, was written in imitation of Spenser. His home, "Leasowes," in Shropshire, was a notable example of 18th-century landscaping.
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Halesowen

a town in W central England, in Dudley unitary authority, West Midlands. Pop.: 55 273 (2001)
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