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Birmingham's Heritage and Attractions


chchurchsnow.jpg (71317 bytes) Yardley Village

Until after the first World War, Yardley remained largely unaffected by industrial and housing developments taking place elsewhere and a rural landscape of lanes, farms and country mansions is still within living memory. Many people remember happy days wandering in the countryside towards Sheldon and down towards the River Cole. Yardley Village is a conservation area, and walking through it is like entering a vanished world.


The Trust School
Yardley Parish Church

By A.D. 1260 There is evidence of a school in Yardley. The masters were monks from Maxtoke Priory. The present building probably dates from the 15th Century it may originally have been the Guild Hall W.Sutherns was the last master. The school closing in 1908. It is now used as parish rooms with youth club upstairs, The Sarah Hassell lounge downstairs.


Yardley 'Old Grammar School'



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Timber-framed Elizabethan farmhouse built around 1590. The Grade II Listed house is furnished as it would have looked in the 17th century. Herb garden, barn. Branch of Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery.
The hall has been closed to the public during since 2000 for restoration and was due to reopen in 2002




Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

This unique example of an English Baroque Garden is being restored as near as possible to the period 1680 - 1740 by Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trust . The 10 acre Walled Garden contains over 600 species of plants from the period. It also has a Holly Maze to a design by George London & Henry Wise and restored summer house.
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Castle Bromwich Hall


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Hay Hall
Rovex Business Park

 Hay Hall is the only remnant of mediaeval architecture still extant in the Hay Mills area. How it came to survive the industrialisation of Tyseley and become a listed building remains a mystery, although the present owners T.I.Reynolds Ltd must claim a lot of the credit.


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