Westbourne Road Leisure Gardens, (also known as Malthouse Meadows), Birmingham, England
Record Id: 3466
This site is NOT open to public.
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.
Address: Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TF
West Midlands; Birmingham; Edgbaston
Historical County: Warwickshire
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Westbourne Road, south-west of Birmingham city centre.
Form of site: allotment
Purpose of site: allotment
Site first created: After 1844
Main period of development: Mid 19th century
Survival: Part: standing remains