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Brief description of site

St Thomas' Church forms the focal point of the garden. The church was bombed in 1940 and was never repaired, and stands as a memorial alongside ornate steel gates and railings.

Brief history of site

St. Thomas' Church was built in 1825 and much of it was destroyed in 1940. In 1955, the gardens around it were laid out to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1995, they were re-designed to commemorate 50 years since the end of World War 2.

Location information:

Address: Holloway Head, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1JX

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Birmingham

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP064861
Latitude: 52.4728 Longitude: -1.90721

Key information:

Form of site: memorial garden

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1955

Main period of development: Mid 20th century

Survival: Extant

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