A History of BIRMINGHAM Places & Placenames . . . from A to Y

From Acoks Green to the Yenton, from Ashstead to Gyrdleahe, from Hasfurlong to Yorks Wood, here is the story of Birmingham's places and placenames from A to Y, many of them dating back over a thousand years. Here are their meanings and a history of their localities. There are suggested places to visit and sights to see, historical overviews, a glossary with local examples and a very extensive list of weblinks.

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Many pages link to the 1921 Ordnance Survey Popular Edition maps on Andrew Rowbottom's Old Ordnance Survey Maps website.

For a map showing sites listed in the Birmingham Historic Environment Record see the City Council's Archaeology in Birmingham page - https://localview.birmingham.gov.uk/Planning/Sites/her/