Symbols Cross

B20 Grid reference SP065908

First record 1832

Symbols Cross is recorded at the the junction of Birchfield Road and Aston Lane on the map prepared by R K Dawson in 1831 for the proposed parliamentary borough of Birmingham. It lay well beyond the city boundary. It has been suggested that it may have derived its name from a carved painted boundary sign here. However, the boundary of Handsworth with Perry Barr lay about half a mile further north where the Walsall Road crosses the River Tame.

William Dargue 04.01.2010



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For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.