William Dargue  A History of BIRMINGHAM Places & Placenames from A to Y

Birch Hill

B12 - Grid reference SP078860

Byrche hill: first record 1751


This is the hill rising up from the valley of the River Rea in the industrialised Badford Street area close to the City Centre. The name survives in that of Birchall Street..


See also Cheapside, Deritend and Holme Park.

 

Above: Bradford's map of Deritend in 1751 from Toulmin Smith 1863 Memorials of Old Birmingham, work in the public domain.
Above: Bradford's map of Deritend in 1751 from Toulmin Smith 1863 Memorials of Old Birmingham, work in the public domain.

William Dargue 10.09.2008/ 30.07.2010