A History of BIRMINGHAM Places & Placenames from A to Y
From Acoks Green to the Yenton, from Ashstead to Gyrdleahe, from Hasfurlong to Yorks Wood,
here is the story of Birmingham's places and placenames from A to Y, many of them dating back over a thousand years.
Here are their meanings and a history of their localities. There are suggested sights to see,
historical overviews, a glossary with local examples and a very extensive list of weblinks.
B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 The City Centre
B6 Aston B7 Nechells B8 Saltley B9 Bordesley
B10 Small Heath B11 Sparkbrook B12 Balsall Heath B13 Moseley B14 Kings Heath
B15 Edgbaston B16 Ladywood B17 Harborne B18 Hockley B19 Lozells
B20 Handsworth Wood B21 Handsworth B23 B24 Erdington B25 Yardley
B26 Sheldon B27 Acocks Green B28 Hall Green B29 Selly Oak B30 Stirchley
B31 Northfield B32 Bartley Green B33 Stechford
B34 Shard End B35 Castle Vale B36 Castle Bromwich B37 Chelmsley Wood
B38 Kings Norton B42 Perry Barr B43 Great Barr B44 Kingstanding B45 Rednal
B47 Hollywood B66 Bearwood B67 Warley B68 Quinton
B72 B73 B74 B75 B76 Sutton Coldfield B91 B92 Solihull
All pages have interactive Google Maps with Street View. Many pages also link to Ordnance Survey Popular Edition maps 1921 on Andrew Rowbottom's Old Ordnance Survey Maps website. These used to link to a modern Google map, but no longer do so - use the slider at the bottom to remove Google's blank in the middle.
Click the following link if you haven't yet discovered the National Library of Scotland's collection of georeferenced Ordnance Survey Maps - you're in for a treat. The OS 25 inch 1892-1914 maps are a joy! Click here for their main maps menu.
And do have a look at the Birmingham Historic Environment Record in map form.