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Bromsgrove Town Numbering

Have you ever tried to locate where your ancestors lived in Bromsgrove but been unable to find it?

Property numbers in Bromsgrove can be confusing, especially in the High Street, as historically the numbering was completely different to how it is now. Before the 1950s, the High Street was numbered from the north (Strand) end in a circular arrangement, whereas today the numbering is from the south (St John’s Street) end on alternate sides of the road.

Local historian Jenny Townshend has compiled a short note to explain it all. You can access it for free here.

Don't forget, there's loads of information about Bromsgrove people and places in the book Bromsgrove: The Story of a Market Town, which Jenny co-authored with Julian Hunt. It's available in our online shop.

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