Peace Gardens, Birmingham, (also known as St. Thomas' Peace Garden), England
Record Id: 8372
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Holloway Head, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1JX
West Midlands; Birmingham
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||139||Grid Ref:||SP064861|
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