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

Lydiate End

B21 - Grid reference SP039904

atte Lyddiate: first record 1333

One of the medieval administrative ends or districts of Handsworth, Lydiate End covered the area between Oxhill Road, Rookery Road and the Holyhead Road. The name is found across the country and derives from the Old English hlid geat meaning a 'swing gate', probably a hinged gate to allow the sorting of livestock.

 

William Dargue 04.04.2009