William Dargue - A History of Birmingham Places & Placenames . . . from A to Y
Flint Green/ Flints Green
B27 - Grid reference SP118834
Now part of Acocks Green this hamlet on the Warwick Road at Flint Green Road was named after a medieval family who were still living there in 1661. At one time this was probably common grazing land. The name is no longer in use other than as a street name.
For thousands of years, Flint Green Road was part of the Yardley ridgeway running from the Cole ford at Highfield Road in Hall Green via Yardley Road and Church Road to the Cole ford at Cole Hall Lane. This ancient route followed the interfluvial ridges on lighter drier soils and forded the rivers at points where glacial drift made crossing easier.
A picturesque 16th-century cottage in Flint Green Road - drawn 1938. Grateful thanks and acknowledgements for the use of this image to E W Green, Historic Buildings in Pen & Ink - The Work of William Albert Green. See Acknowledgements.
William Dargue 14.12.08
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