Historical Description

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Redditch – a hamlet and chapelry to the parish of Tardebigg, in the hundred of Halfshire, upper division, 6 miles E.S.E. from Bromsgrove, and 110 from London. This place has long been famous for the manufacture of needles and fish-hooks, and has the appearance of a small market town. The chapel stands in the centre of the village, and is a neat modern edifice, well paved, with a good gallery, and has altogether a very respectable appearance. Population returned with Tardibigg [sic].

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Marriages at Redditch 1808 to 1812

Worcestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and W. F. Carter, B.A.

Vol I. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.

Author: Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Carter, W. F. (William Fowler), b. 1856 joint ed.

Note. – Redditch was formerly only a chapelry in the parish of Tardebigge, and the Rev. Horace Newton reports that the following nine marriages are the only ones he can find to have been Solemnized at Redditch prior to 1813. He has kindly supplied particulars and they are now printed under his supervision after comparison with the original Register. With the exception of three, the Marriages are by banns.

Marriages at Redditch 1808 to 1812


Redditch Pigots Directory 1842
Redditch Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820