William Dargue A History of BIRMINGHAM Places & Placenames from A to Y
B8 - Grid reference SP094882
At the bottom of the hill down which Alum Rock Road descends, was a small village focus east of the Rea ford known as Lower Saltley. The little section of road between Saltley Viaduct and Saltley Gate is called Saltley High Street, though there is no village or shopping focus there now.
William Dargue 04.04.2009
For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.