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

Myring Place

B75 - Grid reference SP137965

Myring Place is shown on 1889 Ordnance Survey map and was the name of a hamlet on the south side of Rectory Road in Sutton Coldfield. It is now recalled in Myring Drive. The modern road lies just west of a row of cottages which stood opposite Blakemore Drive.


The hamlet may well take its name from the surname of the landlord who had the cottages built. Myring appears to be a West Midlands surname and is found in the 18th century at Shenstone, a village about 8 miles to the north, and at Coleshill in 1841. The 1861 Census shows Myring Place to have been a working-class hamlet of five households. Three households were headed by agricultural labourers, the others by a bricklayer and a cordwainer ie. a cobbler.

William Dargue 07.04.2009


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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=55141&sheetid=8807&ox=2808&oy=2398&zm=2&czm=2&x=454&y=230.


Map below reproduced from Andrew Rowbottom’s website of Old Ordnance Survey maps Popular Edition, Birmingham 1921. Click the map to link to that website.