Holme Park

B5 - Grid reference SP076866

South of the road named Digbeth was Holme Park; the first element of its name signifying low-lying land on a river flood plain, in this case the River Rea. Little Park lay north of Digbeth and east of Moor Street. Both were medieval deer parks belonging the manor of Birmingham.

See also Birch Hill, Cheapside and Deritend.



William Dargue 27.03.09/ 03.08.2010



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For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.

See http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55193&sheetid=10098&ox=3136&oy=2462&zm=1&czm=1&x=125&y=326