William Dargue A History of BIRMINGHAM Places & Placenames from A to Y
B23 - Grid reference SP102908
First record c1830
A slade is a 'small valley'. Samuel Lewis's 1848 Topographical Dictionary of England states that 'modern detached houses stand at Erdington Slade on the road to Witton', while The National Gazetteer of Great Britain & Ireland, published twenty years later describes them as being on the road to Castle Bromwich.
It is difficult to reconcile the two, as the routes to Witton and to Castle Bromwich head west and east respectively. The former is probably the more reliable and Erdington Slade is probably what is now known as Slade Road - see Witton (Slade).
William Dargue 24.11.2008/ 02.08.2010
For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.