is a town in the West Midlands
, which in 1991 had a population of 54,661. Since 1974
, it has been part of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley
, and so is administered by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Stourbridge is a part of the West Midlands conurbation and is located south-west of Birmingham. The town is well known for its glass production.
Stourbridge lies on the River Stour and is linked by a branch to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.
The town is served by an unusually short railway branch line, with a shuttle service from nearby Stourbridge Junction, on the Birmingham - Kidderminster line. The old Stourbridge Town station, when demolished, was recovered and materials used for buildings at Birmingham Railway Museum.