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

Greensills

B24 Grid reference SP128903

 

The future site of Fort Dunlop is shown on Greenwood's 1822 map as Greensills. A sill is s medieval topographical term for a 'shelf', probably referring here to the raised glacial gravel terrace along the River Tame.

 

William Dargue 14.01.10/ 02.08.2010