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Bromsgrove

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County - Worcestershire | Map
Tel code: 01527 | code search
Postcode: B61 | code search
Population: 30000
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Birthplace of:
Geoffrey Hill Laurence Housman Thomas Lyttleton A E Housman Jessica Varnish
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Folk Customs:
The Church Street Feast

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Bromsgrove Reviews (17)

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Situated approximately half-way between Worcester and Birmingham, Bromsgrove has risen from humble beginnings to a thriving town with a population of around 30000. From at least the 5th Century there was a settlement on the hill, where the present Parish Church now stands, overlooking the old Roman Road from Droitwich to the North Midlands. The first documented mention of Bromsgrove is in the 9th century and the Domesday Book gives mention of a Royal Manor. In these early days Market Gardening the woodlands provided the basis for the local economy, Bromsgrove was also a major centre for the Wool industry until it`s decline in the 16th century. The Industrial Revolution brought manufacturing to the area and in the 17th century the French Huguenots introduced Nail Making turning Bromsgrove into the nail making capital of the world, other industries included Wrought Ironwork; forging and Button making. In 1841 the Birmingham to Gloucester Railway opened a maintenance works where the odd locomotive was also built, the works was a major employer in the town until it`s closure in 1964. Bromsgrove has the distinction of being at the base of the steepest gradient to be found in the main line in Britain, at just over two miles at 1 in 37. Some of the most powerful steam locomotives in Britain were employed to assist heavy freight trains to the top of this gradient. Bromsgrove has a rich heritage of architecture. The Parish Church of St.John stands on the site of a Saxon church which was rebuilt by the Normans, major rebuilding was undertaken in the 19th century under the direction of Sir George Gilbert Scott but retains some 13th & 14th century features. St.Peters Roman Catholic Church was built by Gilbert Bount in 1818. Bromsgrove Baptist Church founded in 1666 by John Eckles has had at least 7 different buildings the present, and third on the New Road site, was opened in 1990. There are several half-timbered buildings in the town including the Hop Pole Inn built 1572. The old Parish Workhouse of built in 1723 which still survives as offices to be found in the Strand this was replaced by the Bromsgrove Union Workhouse on the Birmingham Road which opened 1838 and closed only in 1948, these have also been converted into offices! Other buildings of note in the area include; Grafton Manor which can be dated back to the 13th century; Hagley Hall commissioned in 1756 by the first Lord Lyttleton and is the last great Palladian style building to be built in England; Hanbury Hall built in 1701. Perry Hall, now a Hotel, was the home of A.E.Houseman (author of "A Shropshire Lad") who`s statue now stands in the High Street. The Bromsgrove Museum is housed in the former coach house of Davenal House, built in 1780, contains many exhibits portraying local history including works by the "Bromsgrove Guild". Founded in 1884 by William Gilbert as the Guild of Applied Art a company of craftsmen working in the "Arts and Grafts" style, they produced many fine works of art and sculpture including the gates to Buckingham Palace. The Avoncraft Museum of Building has a collection of early buildings from all over the Midlands and also houses the National Telephone Kiosk Collection.

Accountant

Arch Financial Services
Crompton Ward & Co
G R Brickstock & Associates
KM Chartered Accountants
Martin G Clark & Co
PJB Accountancy

Attraction

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
Bromsgrove Museum
Rosedene

Budget

Innkeeper's Lodge Bromsgrove *book online*
Premier Inn Bromsgrove Central *book online*
Premier Inn Bromsgrove South *book online*

Care Home

Regents Court
Tutnall Hall
Wayside

Classes

Catshill Dance Centre
Yoga - Simple Yoga

Council

Bromsgrove District Council

Dentist

Bromsgrove Dental Practice
Catshill Dental Surgery

College Road Dental Practice
Quality Orthodontics

Doctor

Catshill Village Surgery
Churchfields Surgery
Davenal House Surgery
New Road Surgery
St John's Surgery

Estate Agent

Andrew Grant FRICS
Hansons Estate Agents
Oulsnam Robert & Co
Sanders John
Shipways
Taylors Independent Estate Agents

Farmers Market

Bromsgrove Farmers Market

Golf Club

Blackwell
Bromsgrove Golf Centre

Health and Fitness Club

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Chessgrove Day Spa
Curves Bromsgrove
LivingWell Bromsgrove

Market

Bromsgrove Blue Cross Car Boot
Bromsgrove Farmers Market
Bromsgrove Market

Pub and Bar

Crabmill Inn
Dodford Inn
Ewe & Lamb Pub & Restaurant
Greyhound
Greyhound Inn
Hop Pole Inn
Ladybird Inn
Plough & Harrow
Queens Head
Red Lion
Rilys Bar & Restaurant
Royal Oak
Turks Head
Wildmoor Oak Pub & Restaurant
Ye Olde Black Cross

Restaurant

Crabmill Inn
Ewe & Lamb Pub & Restaurant

Grafton Manor Restaurant
Greyhound Inn
Lillie Langtry’s
Mint Lounge
Plough & Harrow
Rilys Bar & Restaurant
Rosado’s Restaurant
Spice Valley Balti
Wildmoor Oak Pub & Restaurant
Ye Olde Black Cross

School

Bromsgrove Preparatory School
Bromsgrove School

Solicitor

Thomas Horton & Sons

Taxi

777 Taxis
B N C Taxis
Bills Taxis
E N M About Town Taxis Ltd
Economy Taxis
Golden Black
His 'n' Hers

People Carriers

Theatre

Artrix

Venue

Grafton Manor

Vet

Clent Hills Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Bromsgrove (Men's Hockey)
Bromsgrove (Women's Hockey)
Bromsgrove Boaters (Sailing)
Bromsgrove CC (Cricket)
Bromsgrove Judo Kwai (Martial Arts)
Bromsgrove Olympique CC (Cycling)
Bromsgrove Rovers (Amateur Football)
Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club (Rugby Union)
Bromsgrove Tae Kwon D0 (Martial Arts)
Bromsgrove TC (Tennis)

Shops

Flower Garden
Boots
Rymans
Hurrans Garden Centre Ltd
Little Heath Garden Centre
Kingfisher Nurseries

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Bromsgrove Pet Stores
Visual Occasions
Baxter & Cooke Opticians
Blunts Shoes
Bromsgrove Cobbler
Waterstones
J D Sports
Mothercare
Superdrug
Urban Angel
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Specsavers
Little Heath Aquatics, Garden Centre & Restaurant
Grafton Manor
As Cute As
Balloon Box
Tan-Talise
Touch of Beauty
Benessere
Supablind
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KSH Carpet & Flooring
Shiny
Loopy Ladies
Broad Street DIY
Jane Morriss Dressmaker
Array Fruit Farm
Fresh Flower Co
Willowbrook Garden Centre
Singleton’s Nurseries
Ellies Salon
Cupitt Jeweller
4generations
BSS Office Supplies
Bailey Photographic

Activities

Oaklands Archery Range(Archery)
Black Prince Holidays Ltd(Boat Trips and Cruises)

Places to Stay near Bromsgrove

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Premier Inn Bromsgrove Central (0.40 miles)

Premier Inn Bromsgrove Central
Within easy reach of the M42(N) the M5, Bromsgrove train station and 10 minutes walk from Bromsgrove town centre; this hotel is 15 miles from Birmingham NEC, Birmingham International Airport and Worcester. Close to Avoncroft ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Birmingham - Bromsgrove (1.00 miles)

Holiday Inn Birmingham - Bromsgrove

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Just off the M5 and close to the M42, this recently refurbished hotel offers city connections, country calm and contemporary décor, following a multi-million-pound makeover. Nestling between the Cotswolds, Shakespeare’s Country and ... More | visit website

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Ladybird Hotel (1.04 miles)

Ladybird Hotel

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Overlooking the scenic North Worcestershire countryside, this contemporary hotel offers chic accommodation with excellent transport links. A recent extension of the Ladybird Inn, you will be able to relax with a DVD ... More

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Innkeeper's Lodge Bromsgrove (1.98 miles)

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The Innkeeper's Lodge Bromsgrove is within easy access of Junction 4 of the M5, this lodge is two miles north of Bromsgrove. Situated in the grounds of a Toby Carvery ... More

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Hilton Bromsgrove (2.19 miles)

Hilton Bromsgrove

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The Hilton Bromsgrove offers 148 bedrooms, including 8 Clubrooms; has extensive car parking facilities and a fully equipped LivingWell Health Club. This modern hotel, minutes from the main motorway network, has ... More

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Premier Inn Bromsgrove South (2.61 miles)

Premier Inn Bromsgrove South
Ideally located within easy reach of the M5 and M42 and within walking distance of Webbs of Wychbold Garden Centre. Bromsgrove town centre is just 2.5 miles from this hotel. Our Bromsgrove South (Worcester Road) Premier ... More | visit website
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Old Rose and Crown Hotel (3.68 miles)

Old Rose and Crown Hotel

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Within 400 acres of the beautiful Lickey Hills, with 18-hole golf course, this hotel is a 5-minute drive from the M5 and M42 motorways, 15 minutes from central Birmingham. A 300-year-old coaching ... More

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The Crown in Wychbold (3.77 miles)

The Crown in Wychbold

The Crown in Wychbold occupies a convenient location just a minute from the M5 motorway and as a result, offers good links to Birmingham, Worcester and Droitwich. This traditional pub was rebuilt as a hotel ... More

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Premier Inn Redditch (3.99 miles)

Premier Inn Redditch
Conveniently located for Redditch train and bus stations. For shops and local amenities Redditch town centre is only a mile away. Local attractions include Cadbury World, Malven Hills and the Cotswolds. Our Redditch Premier Inn has ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Express Droitwich M5 Jct 5 (4.10 miles)

Holiday Inn Express Droitwich M5 Jct 5
The modern Holiday Inn Express Droitwich offers a comfortable night’s sleep in the West Midlands. You’ll be welcomed by our friendly team in our refurbished lobby and lounge, where you can take advantage of free ... More | visit website

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