White Hill

B31 - Grid reference SP029805

White Hill rises on the Bristol Road South from the valley of the Wood Brook to Northfield. The origin of its name is unknown. It may be that this is poorer soil perhaps on glacial drift. Such heathland would produce paler grasses than those in the damp fertile valley below.

 

William Dargue 25.02.09/ 02.08.2010

 

 

 

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

See http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55144&sheetid=9254&ox=1136&oy=2441&zm=1&czm=1&x=554&y=-30

 

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.