BROMSGROVE, urban district, Worcestershire, England, 12m. N.N.E. of Worcester, with a station Im. from the town on the Bristol-Birmingham L.M.S. line. Pop. (1931) 9,52o. It lies in an undulating district near the foot of the Lickey hills. The railway towards Birmingham here ascends for 2m. one of the steepest gradients in England over such a distance. There remain several picturesque half-timbered houses dating from 1572 and later. The church of St. John, mainly Perpendicular in date, is placed above the town. There is a well-known grammar school, founded by Edward VI. Birmingham sanatorium stands in the parish. Bromsgrove is a market town, but there are manufac tures, e.g. of nails and buttons. The river Salwarpe works a number of mills in the neighbourhood. Near the town are L.M.S. railway carriage works.