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

Church End, Yardley

B25 - Grid reference SP134863

Yardley Village - image by Anne-Marie Hayes on the Birmingham Conservation Trust website
Yardley Village - image by Anne-Marie Hayes on the Birmingham Conservation Trust website

 

 

 

 

 

As a relatively large manor, some 12 miles long by 7 miles wide, Yardley was divided into three adminstrative districts or ends from Elizabethan times. However, the use of the name Church End was probably in use well before that. This end was focussed around Yardley church and village and lay north of the Coventry Road within a great crook of the River Cole to the west and north. The name is no  longer in use.

 

Yardley church and village viewed from Old Yardley Park. Image by Robert C Jones on the Birmingham Conservation Trust website
Yardley church and village viewed from Old Yardley Park. Image by Robert C Jones on the Birmingham Conservation Trust website

William Dargue  01.08.2010