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Kidderminster

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"KIDDERMINSTER, a parish, market town, municipal and parliamentary borough, in the hundred of Lower Halfshire, county Worcester, 15 miles N. of Worcester, and 125 N.W. of London. It is a station on the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton railway, which skirts the eastern side of the town. The parish is bounded on the W. by the navigable river Severn, and is intersected by the river Stour and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal. It contains, besides the borough of Kidderminster, including Kidderminster Foreign, with its 15 hamlets beyond the borough, the chapelries of Stourport, or Lower Mitton, and Wribbenhall."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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Bibliography

  • Burton, Rev. John Richard - A History of Kidderminster with short accounts of some neighbouring parishes, 1890. It also contains Kidderminster Parish Registers from 1539 to 1690. The text is available for download from Internet Archive.

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