Slade, Slade Common, Slade Waste
Erdington Slade/ Witton Slade
B23 - Grid reference SP097906
In Old English the word slaed meant a 'little valley', probably broad and possibly boggy. The term carries the implication of a swathe of grassland between two contrasting features, perhaps two woods, hills or arable fields. Slade Road now follows the valley from Stockland Green down to Salford Bridge.
Also known as Erdington Slade, and see Witton Slade.
William Dargue 08.03.09/ 31.07.2010
For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.