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Brief description of site

Westbourne Road Leisure Gardens is a now rare survival of a set of mid-19th century rented town gardens.

Brief history of site

The Westbourne Road site as it exists today represents the core of a more extensive area of gardens, which retains the basic structure, if little of the finer details, of the mid-19th-century site. The gardens were laid out after 1844. Several were lost to development from the 1950s onwards. In 1964, the City Council took on the lease of those gardens which then remained, the lease running until 2002. All of these plots continue in use as gardens, bar six.

Location information:

Address: Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TF

Locality: Birmingham

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Birmingham; Edgbaston

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP050850
Latitude: 52.4629 Longitude: -1.92784

Directions:

Westbourne Road, south-west of Birmingham city centre.

Key information:

Form of site: allotment

Purpose of site: allotment

Site first created: After 1844

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

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