William Dargue A History of BIRMINGHAM Places & Placenames from A to Y
B21 - Grid reference SP045891
Over End means the Upper End, here of the parish of Handsworth. An 'end' was a medieval administrative district of which Handsworth had eight. Over End lay south of the Holyhead Road and south-west of the parish church of St Mary, which was the original settlement of Handsworth.
William Dargue 06.04.2009
For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.