Place:


Bromsgrove  Worcestershire

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bromsgrove like this:

Bromsgrove, par. and market town, in co. and 12 miles NE. of Worcester and 114 miles NW. of London by rail -- par., 11,147 ac., pop. 12,813; town, pop. 7960; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Tuesday. B., situated in a beautiful valley, 1½ mile from its ry. sta., has mfrs. of buttons, nails, needles, and coarse linen. It contains many old houses, curiously ornamented; and has an elegant Gothic church, in which are several ancient monuments, particularly of the Talbots, Earls of Shrewsbury.

Bromsgrove through time

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/397

Date accessed: 21st October 2017


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