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Woodgate, 1840

Before becoming part of the city of Birmingham in 1911 Woodgate used to lie within the far western part of the  ancient parish of Northfield in the county of Worcestershire. Woodgate was bounded by the following areas: To the west by Lapal, in the ancient parish of Halesowen, which since Norman times, had been a… Continue reading Woodgate, 1840

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Balsall Heath, 1838

Before becoming part of Birmingham in 1891, Balsall Heath used to be part of Kings Norton Parish in the county of Worcestershire.  This old parish was divided into ancient divisions for tax reasons known as ‘yields’ and Balsall Heath was within the ‘Moseley Yield’ along with Moseley, Kings Heath and Brandwood End.  The remainder of… Continue reading Balsall Heath, 1838

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Moseley Bog: A Journey Through Time

Although we now know the area of woodland, wetland and meadows that lie between Yardley Wood Road, Windermere Road and Swanshurst Lane as Moseley Bog, this is actually a relatively recent name for this site.  For the sake of both brevity and clarity throughout this article I will refer to the site as ‘Moseley Bog’… Continue reading Moseley Bog: A Journey Through Time

Moseley - Land Use 1838
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Moseley, 1838

Before becoming part of the city of Birmingham in 1911 Moseley used to be part of Kings Norton Parish in the county of Worcestershire. Kings Norton Parish was divided into ancient divisions for tax reasons known as ‘yields’ and Moseley was within the Moseley Yield along with Kings Heath, Balsall Heath and Brandwood End. The… Continue reading Moseley, 1838

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Kings Heath, 1838

Before becoming part of the city of Birmingham in 1911, Kings Heath used to be part of the Parish of Kings Norton  in Worcestershire. Kings Norton Parish was itself divided into four ancient ‘yields’ for tax purposes - Moseley Yield, Moundsley Yield (containing the actual village of Kings Norton), Headley Yield and Rednal Yield.  Kings… Continue reading Kings Heath, 1838

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Haunch Heath, 1838

Before becoming part of the city of Birmingham in 1911 the area around Haunch Lane used to be part of Kings Norton Parish in the county of Worcestershire. Kings Norton Parish was divided into different Yields for tax reasons and Haunch Heath was in the Moseley Yield along with Moseley, Balsall Heath and Kings Heath.… Continue reading Haunch Heath, 1838

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Stirchley, 1838

Before becoming part of the city of Birmingham in 1911 Stirchley used to be part of Kings Norton Parish in the county of Worcestershire. Kings Norton Parish was divided into different Yields for tax reasons and the modern day Stirchley was then divided between the Moundsley Yield on the western bank of the River Rea… Continue reading Stirchley, 1838