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Overview Weoley Area

 Weoley is in the Weoley council ward in south-west Birmingham, four miles from the city centre. The surrounding areas are Harborne, Shenley, Woodgate, Bartley Green, Selly Oak and Northfield Town.

Weoley is a corruption of the Anglo-Saxon "weh hoh leah" which means a road on a ridge next to a clearing. This is a reference to the Roman road Icknield Street, sections of which have been replaced by the Bristol Road.

Weoley was the site of a moated manor that fell into disrepair in the 17th century and is now a mere ruin. The area remained rural until the Weoley Castle housing estate was built by the council in the 1920's. This estate mainly consists of short terraces and semi-detached pairs set amidst avenues, crescents and incidental green spaces.

The neighbouring estates of Weoley Park, Weoley Hill and Middle Park were built between 1920 and 1950 by the Bournville Village Trust on dairy farms that had once supplied Cadbury. These were also low-density estates with a high proportion of incidental green spaces.

Demographics, Politics and Housing in the Weoley Area

 This website contains information about demographics, politics and housing in the Weoley council ward including the area of Weoley.

Museums in Weoley

Weoley Castle in Birmingham. Original image Adrian Bailey. Image 9croped and resized brumagem) licensed for reuse under the Creative Comons Attribution Share Alike 2.0 License

Weoley Castle Museum on Alwold Road is a ruined mediaeval manor set in parkland. The manor can be viewed from a raised platform, open between March and September. The remains of a bakery, chapel, dry moat and fishpond are visible. The ruin is a Scheduled Ancient Monument owned by Birmingham City Council. Admission is free.

Links: Museums Guide  Birmingham Museum Website

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