Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Kidderminster, a market-town and municipal and parliamentary borough on the Stour. in Worcestershire, 14 miles N. of Worcester by railway. It is noted for its manufacture of Brussels and other carpets, established in 1735. The free grammar school was founded in 1637. There are statues of Richard Baxter, vicar from 1641 to 1660, and Sir Rowlaud Hill, born here in 1795. Kidderminster was incorporated under Charles I., and has returned one member to Parliament since 1832.