Worcestershire is a county in the English Midlands
, bounded on the north by Staffordshire
, east by Warwickshire
, south by Gloucestershire
, west by Herefordshire
, and northwest by Shropshire
. Its area is 700 square miles. The capital or "County Town" is Worcester.
Coal is worked in the north and northwest. Hops and small fruits are cultivated. There are extensive porcelain manufactures.