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Brief description of site

Highbury Park was originally a late-19th-century suburban garden and estate, which subsequently became a garden (with Hall) and public park. The site covers approximately 33 hectares. The park was re-landscaped in the early-20th century, with a Dutch garden and an Italian garden as well as a great variety of trees. An arboretum was planted in 1992.

Brief history of site

Highbury Hall was built in 1878-9 for the MP Joseph Chamberlain. From 1888, Highbury was the setting for large social and political gatherings. The greater part of Highbury's grounds was made a public park soon after 1932.

Location information:

Address: Highbury Hall, Yew Tree Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8QG

Locality: Birmingham

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Birmingham; Moseley and Kings Heath

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP068 823
Latitude: 52.4386 Longitude: -1.9014


South-east of the A38 between Selly Oak and Moseley, in south Birmingham. Off the A435 in King's Heath.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal space for general public use.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape garden

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: 1879

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 33

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