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"REDDITCH, a district parish and post town in the parish of Tardebigg, upper division of Halfshire hundred, county Worcester, 6 miles S.E. of Bromsgrove, and 13 S.W. of Birmingham. It is a station on the Birmingham and Bristol section of the Midland railway. It is situated on an eminence near the Warwickshire border, and was, until recently, a chapelry in the parish of Tardebigg. The village, which has the appearance of a small but flourishing town, is within 2 miles of the Worcester canal, and is celebrated for its manufacture of needles and fish-hooks, affording employment to a large portion of the inhabitants."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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