Gravel Bank

B17 - Grid reference SP024838

Harborne Village viewed from Gravel Bank 1961. Photograph by Phyllis Nicklin - see Acknowledgements Keith Berry.
Harborne Village viewed from Gravel Bank 1961. Photograph by Phyllis Nicklin - see Acknowledgements Keith Berry.

 

Gravel Bank is shown on the Ordnance Survey map of 1890 on Northfield Road in Harborne south of its junction with Tibbetts Lane.

 

Geologically the term 'gravel' is used to describe small fragments of rock that have been eroded, transported and deposited, in this case, by glaciation. Gravel was used from medieval times for road making and in some building techniques. There was still a gravel pit in use after the First World War west of Fredas Grove on what is now Harborne golf course.

 


See also Gravelly Hill and Greet.

 

William Dargue 05.03.09/ 31.07.2010

 

 

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For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.

See http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55193&sheetid=10092&ox=1816&oy=700&zm=2&czm=2&x=446&y=244

 

Map below reproduced from Andrew Rowbottom’s website of Old Ordnance Survey maps Popular Edition, Birmingham 1921.

Click the map to link to that website.