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Belbroughton  Worcestershire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Belbroughton like this:

BELBROUGHTON, a manor, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Bromsgrove, Worcester. The manor lies 4 ¼. miles S by E of Stourbridge r. station, and 5 NW of Bromsgrove; and has a post office‡ under Stourbridge, and fairs on the last Monday of April and the second Monday of Oct. ...


The parish includes also the manors of Fairfield, Bromhill, and Brian's Bell, and the village of Hartle. Acres, 4,605. Real property, £11,450. Pop., 1,995. Houses, 405. The property is much subdivided. An extensive manufacture of scythes, hayknives and many kinds of edge-tools, is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £1,244.* Patron, St. John's college, Oxford. The church is old but good; and there are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. A school has an endowed income of £10, and other charities £24. The subdistrict comprises five parishes and part of a sixth. Acres, 15,584. Pop., 4,867. Houses, 1,053.

Belbroughton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/9614

Date accessed: 03rd August 2021


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