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

Holme Park

B5 - Grid reference SP076866

South of the road named Digbeth in the City Centre was Holme Park; the first element of its name signified 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 27.03.2009/ 03.08.2010