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Edgbaston constituency shown within Birmingham
Edgbaston constituency shown within Birmingham

Edgbaston is an area and ward in the city of Birmingham in England. It is also a formal district, managed by its own district committee. Image File history File links , from ImageBirminghamHodgeHill. ... Image File history File links , from ImageBirminghamHodgeHill. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... This page is about the Government of Birmingham, England. ... In Birmingham, England, each district is managed by a District Committee, made up of all the councillors for the wards in that district. ...


Edgbaston means "village of a man called Ecgbald", from the Old English personal name + tun "farm". The personal name Ecgbald means "bold sword" (literally "bold edge"). The name was recorded as Celboldistane in 1139, wrongly suggesting that Old English stān "stone, rock" is the final element of the name. Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ...


Edgbaston had a reputation for being the most 'well to do' part of Birmingham. In the 19th century the town was under the control of the Gough-Calthorpe family who refused to allow factories or warehouses to be built in Edgbaston, thus making it attractive for the upper class. However, while the central core of the suburb remains ostensibly affluent, there are pockets that are less so, with a proportion of multi-occupancy rented private housing, as well as council-owned accommodation. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gough-Calthorpe family is a notable family from Birmingham, England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Inside Green Logistics Co. ... Upper class refers to the group of people at the top of a social hierarchy. ...

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Population

The United Kingdom Census 2001 found that 20,286 people were living in Edgbaston. Edgbaston has an above average percentage for ethnic minorities with ethnic minorities representing 31.6% (6,403) of the population as opposed to 29.6% for Birmingham. Edgbaston was home to a significant Orthodox Jewish Community. UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination...


Sport

Warwickshire County Cricket Club is based in Edgbaston (Edgbaston historically being part of Warwickshire), at the Edgbaston Stadium. As well as hosting regular county matches the ground often plays host to the England cricket team during one day internationals and test matches. In 2006 there were rumours that the team would move to a new stadium which would be shared with Birmingham City F.C.. However there are now plans for an extensive re-development of the ground, and no share with the football club. Warwickshire County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Warwickshire. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced //, //, or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... Edgbaston Cricket Ground (sometimes called Edgbaston Stadium) is a cricket venue in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, England. ... The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is a cricket team which represents England and Wales, operating under the auspices of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ... Birmingham City Football Club are an English football club based in Birmingham, in the heart of the West Midlands. ...


The area also boasts a world class tennis venue in The Edgbaston Priory Club. The DFS Classic for female players has been held there every year since 1982 and some of the world's top players make appearances. The tournament is part of the WTA Tour and wins count towards world rankings. There is also a fine members-only golf course which offers good views over the south part of the suburb. For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... DFS Classic is a Tier III tennis tournament on the WTA Tour held in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. ... WTA stands for Womens Tennis Association, and is also known as the WTA Tour, and is to womens tennis what the ATP is to mens tennis. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...


Places of interest

The church of the Birmingham Oratory, on Hagley Road, was built in 1907 in the Baroque style as a memorial to John Henry Cardinal Newman, who founded the English Oratory here. Its dome is a prominent landmark. J. R. R. Tolkien lived in Edgbaston during his teenage years, and the two towers of Edgbaston, Perrott's Folly and the Waterworks Tower, both close to the Oratory are said to have provided inspiration for part of The Lord of the Rings novel. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, which is located on the university campus is a purpose built gallery which contains a wide range of art from the masters to Picasso. Entrance to this acclaimed gallery is free. Edgbaston Reservoir, formerly known as Rotton Park, provides a header supply for the Birmingham Canal Navigations and is an important inner city leisure amenity. For those interested in botany there are not one but two public gardens. These are the nationally recognised Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the lesser known but still notable Birmingham University Botanical Gardens. Adjoining the university gardens is Edgbaston Pool (not to be confused with the reservoir) which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Edgbaston contains the only Grade I listed domestic building in Birmingham, notably one of the Arts & Crafts houses in Yateley Road, designed by Herbert Tudor Buckland, and built for his own use. “Little Rome in Birmingham”, the Oratory Church, Hagley Road, Birmingham was built between 1907-1910 in the Baroque style as a memorial to Cardinal Newman, founder of the English Oratory. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... J H Newman age 23 when he preached his first sermon. ... In the Roman Catholic Church, an oratory is a semi-public place of worship, other than a parish church, constructed for the benefit of a group of persons (Code of Canon law, canon 1223). ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was an English philologist, writer and university professor, best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. ... Perrotts Folly Perrotts Folly, grid reference SP047862, also known as The Monument, or The Observatory, is a 29-metre (96-foot) tall tower, built in 1758. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by the British academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ... The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is an art gallery in Birmingham, England. ... A young Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso, formally Pablo Ruiz Picasso, (October 25, 1881 - April 8, 1973) was one of the recognized masters of 20th century art. ... Edgbaston Reservoir, originally known as Rotton Park Reservoir, is a canal feeder reservoir in the Ladywood district of Birmingham, England. ... Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) is a network of canals linking Birmingham, England to Wolverhampton and the Black Country. ... Pinguicula grandiflora Botany is the scientific study of plantlife. ... The Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, England were designed in 1829 and opened in 1832. ... ... A Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom. ... Herbert Tudor Buckland (November 20, 1869 - 1951) was a British architect, best known for his seminal Arts and Crafts houses (several of which, including his own at Edgbaston, are Grade I listed), the Elan Valley Reservoirs model village, educational buildings such as the campus of the Royal Hospital School in...


Politics

Birmingham Edgbaston is a constituency, and its Member of Parliament (MP) is Labour's Gisela Stuart. Birmingham, Edgbaston is a constituency located in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham. ... In the United Kingdom each of the electoral areas or divisions called constituencies elects one or more members to a parliament or assembly. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in England, Scotland and Wales. ... Gisela Gschaider Stuart (born November 26, 1955 as Gisela Gschaider) is the member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston in the United Kingdom. ...


The Edgbaston ward of Birmingham City Council elected three Conservative councillors in 2004 and re-elected one of the three, Fergus Robinson, in 2006. Another Edgbaston councillor, Deirdre Alden, unsuccessfully challenged Gisela Stuart MP for the Edgbaston constituency in the 2005 general election and has been re-selected as Conservative PPC in the seat for the next election. Of the other wards of the Edgbaston constituency, Harborne and Bartley Green are each represented by three Conservative councillors, while Quinton is represented by two Conservatives and one Labour councillor. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and is the second oldest extant political party in the world. ... Gisela Gschaider Stuart (born November 26, 1955 as Gisela Gschaider) is the member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005. ... Harborne is an area 3 miles southwest from Birmingham city centre, England. ... Bartley Green is an area of Birmingham, England. ... Quinton is a suburb on the western edge of Birmingham, England. ...


The ward has sent a female candidate to parliament for the past 54 years. In the next election both the Labour Party and the Conservative Party candidates will be female, making it almost certain that this trend will continue. The most notable MP from the ward was Neville Chamberlain. The area has adopted a ward support officer with the holder of the status being Tony Bailey. Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940), known as Neville Chamberlain, was a British Conservative politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1937 to 1940. ...


Education

Since beginning of the twentieth century Edgbaston has been home to the main campus of the University of Birmingham and to King Edward's School and King Edward VI High School for Girls. Due to this there are several university halls of residence in the area. It is also the home of Queen's College, an ecumenical theological college. At the centre of the university can be found the Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, one of Edgbaston and Birmingham's most distinctive (and tallest) buildings. Younger children are not forgotten several nursery schools in the area. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... Website http://www. ... King Edwards School King Edwards School (KES) (grid reference SP052836) is an independent secondary school in Birmingham, England, founded by King Edward VI in 1552. ... King Edward VI High School King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS) (grid reference SP051836) is an independent secondary school in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. ... The Hobbiss main block and chapel Queens College (grid reference SP047843), Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, is a Church of England theological college run by The Queens Foundation. ... A seminary or theological college is a specialized and often live-in higher education institution for the purpose of instructing students (seminarians) in philosophy, theology, spirituality and the religious life, usually in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... Old Joe, the University Clock Tower. ... Child picking up book. ...


Transport and amenities

Two railway stations serve the area. The first, University station, is found in south Edgbaston just west of the university. The second is Five Ways railway station is just north of the ward on the city's inner ring road. Both stations are on the Redditch to Birmingham New Street line and their are up to four trains an hour. Between these two stations used to another one, Somerset Road. However this was closed and demolished some years ago. The A38 runs through the ward and is one of the main traffic arteries of the city reaching out to the south east of the city and beyond from the city centre and Birmingham New Street. Along this route buses frequently stop (up to once every five minutes). There are several other bus routes throughout. The Birmingham and Worcester Canal runs through the area connecting the city centre with the River Severn at Worcester. This was dug and opened in the 1790s and is used mainly for leisure and recreational purposes these days. University railway station is a railway station serving Birmingham University in the West Midlands. ... Five Ways railway station is a railway station serving Five Ways in Birmingham. ... A beltway (American English), ring road or orbital motorway (British English) is a circumferential highway found around many cities. ... Church Green and St. ... Birmingham New Street could refer to: Birmingham New Street Station New Street, Birmingham This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Somerset Road railway station was a railway station in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, on the Midland Railways West Suburban Railway. ... The A38 is a major trunk road in England. ... Birmingham New Street could refer to: Birmingham New Street Station New Street, Birmingham This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the form of transport. ... The Worcester and Birmingham Canal is a canal linking Birmingham and Worcester in England. ... “Severn” redirects here. ... Worcester (pronounced ) is a city in the Midlands of England, and the county town of Worcestershire. ... Events and Trends French Revolution (1789 - 1799). ...


The area is served by Balsall Heath library which is run by Birmingham City Council and the University of Birmingham library which members of the public can join for a small fee. There are a number medical facilities in the area two of the most well known being the University Medical Centre and the Calthorpe Clinic. Two hospitals are nearby, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital. Local Government History Most of Birmingham was historically a part of Warwickshire, though the modern city also includes villages and towns formerly in Staffordshire or Worcestershire. ... Website http://www. ... Selly Oak Hospital is one of two hospitals which form the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, the other being the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham, England. ...


See also

St Augustine The Church of St Augustine of Hippo in Lyttelton Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England stands in the centre of a conservation area. ... Edgbaston Hall is a country house (albeit now in the middle of the city) in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, England. ... Edgbaston Waterworks Edgbaston Waterworks (Edgbaston Pumping Station), grid reference SP0455386465, lies to the east of Edgbaston Reservoir, two miles west of the centre of Birmingham, England. ...

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Canon Doctor Terry Slater is a reader in Historical Geography at the University of Birmingham, UK and also lectures. ...

Council constituencies in Birmingham:
Edgbaston | Erdington | Hall Green | Hodge Hill | Ladywood | Northfield | Perry Barr | Selly Oak | Sutton Coldfield | Yardley

Government of Birmingham
This page is about the Government of Birmingham, England. ... Erdington constituency shown within Birmingham Erdington is an area in north Birmingham, England. ... Hall Green constituency shown within Birmingham Hall Green is an area and ward in south Birmingham, England. ... Hodge Hill constituency shown within Birmingham Hodge Hill is an area in east Birmingham, England. ... For the Parliamentary constituency, see Birmingham Ladywood (UK Parliament constituency). ... Northfield constituency shown within Birmingham Northfield is an area in south-west Birmingham, England. ... Perry Barr constituency shown within Birmingham Perry Barr is an area in north Birmingham, England . ... Selly Oak constituency shown within Birmingham Selly Oak is an area in south Birmingham, England. ... Map sources for Sutton Coldfield at grid reference SP1395 Sutton Coldfield constituency shown within Birmingham Sutton Coldfield is a part of the City of Birmingham, England. ... Categories: Stub | Birmingham, England ... This page is about the Government of Birmingham, England. ...

Birmingham council constituencies and wards


Bartley Green is an area of Birmingham, England. ... Harborne is an area 3 miles southwest from Birmingham city centre, England. ... Quinton is a suburb on the western edge of Birmingham, England. ... Erdington constituency shown within Birmingham Erdington is an area in north Birmingham, England. ... Erdington constituency shown within Birmingham Erdington is an area in north Birmingham, England. ... Kingstanding is an area in north Birmingham, England. ... Stockland Green is an area of Birmingham, England. ... Tyburn is a ward in Birmingham, England. ... Hall Green constituency shown within Birmingham Hall Green is an area and ward in south Birmingham, England. ... Hall Green constituency shown within Birmingham Hall Green is an area and ward in south Birmingham, England. ... Moseley and Kings Heath is a ward within the formal district of Selly Oak, covering the Moseley and Kings Heath areas of Birmingham, England. ... Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency shown within Birmingham Sparkbrook is an area in south-east Birmingham, England. ... Springfield is a ward in south east Birmingham, England, created in 2004 from much of the old Sparkhill ward. ... Hodge Hill constituency shown within Birmingham Hodge Hill is an area in east Birmingham, England. ... Bordesley Green is an area of Birmingham, England. ... Hodge Hill constituency shown within Birmingham Hodge Hill is an area in east Birmingham, England. ... Shard End is an area of Birmingham, England. ... Washwood Heath is an area of Birmingham, England. ... For the Parliamentary constituency, see Birmingham Ladywood (UK Parliament constituency). ... Aston is an area of Birmingham, England, in the north-east of the city centre. ... For the Parliamentary constituency, see Birmingham Ladywood (UK Parliament constituency). ... Nechells skyline from Saltley Viaduct. ... This article is about the area of Birmingham. ... Categories: Stub | Birmingham, England ... Kings Norton is an area of Birmingham, England. ... The Longbridge Plant from the Air, 2005. ... Categories: Stub | Birmingham, England ... Weoley is a ward within the formal district of Northfield, Birmingham, England. ... Perry Barr constituency shown within Birmingham Perry Barr is an area in north Birmingham, England . ... Handsworth Wood is a loosely- defined area in the West of Birmingham, England. ... Lozells and East Handsworth is a Ward (politics) in Birmingham, England, created at the June 2004 elections. ... Oscott is a ward) in the North of Birmingham, England. ... Perry Barr constituency shown within Birmingham Perry Barr is an area in north Birmingham, England . ... Selly Oak constituency shown within Birmingham Selly Oak is an area in south Birmingham, England. ... Billesley is a ward within the Hall Green constituency of Birmingham, England. ... Bournville is an area on the south side of Birmingham, best known for its connections with the Cadbury family and chocolate - including a dark chocolate bar branded Bournville. It is also home to a campus of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. ... Brandwood is a ward within the formal district and constituency of Hall Green, Birmingham, England. ... Selly Oak constituency shown within Birmingham Selly Oak is an area in south Birmingham, England. ... Map sources for Sutton Coldfield at grid reference SP1395 Sutton Coldfield constituency shown within Birmingham Sutton Coldfield is a part of the City of Birmingham, England. ... Sutton Four Oaks is one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, England. ... Sutton New Hall is one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, England. ... Sutton Trinity is an electoral ward in Birmingham, England. ... Sutton Vesey is an electoral ward in Birmingham, England. ... Categories: Stub | Birmingham, England ... Acocks Green (also written Acocks Green) is an area and ward of south Birmingham, England. ... Sheldon is one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, England. ... South Yardley is a ward in Birmingham created as a result of Labour Leader Sir Albert Bores attempt to Gerrymander Liberal Democrat Leader John Hemming off Birmingham City Council. ... Stechford and Yardley North is one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, England. ...

Settlements on the A38, Worcester to Birmingham edit

Heading north: Worcester | Droitwich Spa | Wychbold | Bromsgrove | Lickey End | Rubery | Longbridge | Northfield | Selly Oak | Edgbaston | Birmingham A38 passing under M50 in Worcestershire The A38 is a major trunk road in England. ... Worcester (pronounced ) is a city in the Midlands of England, and the county town of Worcestershire. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Worcester (pronounced ) is a city in the Midlands of England, and the county town of Worcestershire. ... Map sources for Droitwich Spa at grid reference SO894628 Droitwich Spa is a town in northern Worcestershire, England, on the River Salwarpe. ... Wychbold is a place in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire, England. ... Statistics Population: 87,900 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO960708 Administration District: Bromsgrove Shire county: Worcestershire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Worcestershire Historic county: Worcestershire Services Police force: West Mercia Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Lickey is a village in the north of the English county of Worcestershire between the town of Bromsgrove and the city of Birmingham. ... Rubery is a village and southern suburb of Birmingham, England, split between the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire, England, and the City of Birmingham in West Midlands. ... The Longbridge Plant from the Air, 2005. ... Northfield constituency shown within Birmingham Northfield is an area in south-west Birmingham, England. ... Selly Oak constituency shown within Birmingham Selly Oak is an area in south Birmingham, England. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ...


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