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Catshill is a village in Worcestershire about 2.5 miles north of Bromsgrovemarker and 10 miles south-west of Birminghammarker. The parish of Catshill was formed in 1844.

The population of Catshill in 2001 was 4428.

Education

Catshill is home to Catshill First School and Catshill Middle School. The first school Catshill First School and Nursery is located in the centre of the village on Gibb Lane. The Middle School was built in 1939, and was converted from a Secondary Modern to a Middle School in 1970. The village has a small library, though it is not open every day.

Transport

Catshill is served by regular bus services by First Midland Red, Diamond Bus and MRD Travel. There are routes to Birminghammarker, Halesowenmarker, Merry Hill, Stourbridgemarker, Bromsgrove, Worcestermarker and Droitwichmarker.

With nearby access to the M5 and M42 motorways, Catshill is within commuting distance by car to both Worcestermarker and Birminghammarker and as a result the population of the village has grown in recent years.

History

Catshill developed in the nineteenth century through nailmaking and by 1914 was one of the few villages in the area produced nails.

Famous people

The poet Alfred Edward Housman lived in Catshill.

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