Author Topic: Edgbaston roads in the mid 1800's.  (Read 787 times)

mikejee

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Re: Edgbaston roads in the mid 1800's.
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2019, 11:50:49 PM »
Have looked at the first point, and it looks like that between 1876 and 1878 Grindstone lane was incorporated into Westfield Road, being the part between Augustus Road and Harborne Road. It seems to have been pretty rural around there then

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Re: Edgbaston roads in the mid 1800's.
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2019, 12:18:20 AM »
No solution as to whether they were tenants, but the 1870 cutting below seems to show that they left the farm in march 1870. the other might be of interest, there are two others, but will have to putthose on separate post

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Re: Edgbaston roads in the mid 1800's.
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 12:20:10 AM »
Here are the two others I found

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Re: Edgbaston roads in the mid 1800's.
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2019, 09:29:45 AM »
Thanks for all your help and advice Edmund and Mike.


The house called Grindstones is located near to the junction of Westfield and Augustus Road, so that sounds about right for the location of Grindstone/Grindleston Road. Pity they changed the name of the road.


I wonder if Moss House Lane, located near to Hill Farm was part of what is now Richmond Hill Road. There must have been a Moss House in that area.


Thank you Mike for the very interesting newspaper articles. Samuel Harrison had a daughter called Eliza. I would imagine that it was Eliza who took the bundle of clothes to the hospital, not long after her Mother died. I hope the poor old horse went to a good home.


Really looking forward to visiting Birmingham-already planning my itinerary-Birmingham Museum; Back to back museum; canals; evening meal at the Balti Triangle and of course Edgbaston......there's only so much you can cram into 2 days.


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Re: Edgbaston roads in the mid 1800's.
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2019, 10:28:35 AM »
 Mike as usual well done.
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