Stourbridge  Worcestershire


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

Stourbridge, market town and township (ry. stations Stourbridge and Stourbridge Junction), Oldswinford par., Worcestershire, on river Stour, 5 miles SW. of Dudley and 11½ W. of Birmingham, 450 ac., pop. 9757; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Friday. Stourbridge was anciently known as Bedcote. ...

It has a county court-house, a market-house, a corn exchange, and a grammar school founded in 1553; it has also mfrs. of glass (introduced by refugees from Hungary and Lorraine in 1556), iron, and fire-bricks. These last are made from a peculiarly rich fire-clay, and are largely exported.

Stourbridge through time

Stourbridge is now part of Dudley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Dudley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stourbridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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