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Solihull(sōlĭhŭl`), metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 195,100), central England, mainly a residential suburb of Birmingham. Automobiles, chemicals, and tools are manufactured. The 13th-century Church of St. Alphege has a 168-ft (51-m) spire in which 10 bells still chime the curfew every evening. There is a 16th-century boys school in Solihull. Packwood House (15th cent.) and Malvern House (18th cent.) are architecturally notable.
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a city in Great Britain, in West Midlands England; a southeastern suburb of Birmingham. Population, 108,200 (1973). Among Solihull’s industries are machine building, including an automobile industry, metallurgy, and light industry. [24–415—1]
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1. a town in central England, in Solihull unitary authority in the S West Midlands near Birmingham: mainly residential. Pop.: 94 753 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in central England, in the West Midlands. Pop.: 200 300 (2003 est.). Area: 180 sq. km (70 sq. miles)
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