B1 - Grid reference SP068866
Known as such from the mid-18th to the mid 19th century, this was a notorious slum area off Hill Street, of crowded back-to-back houses. It probably takes its name from the landowner. There was a large Irish population here. In 1841 of some c350 residents listed, nearly one third had been born in Ireland and a high proportion of them were unskilled labourers.
Photograph: Slums at the corner of Greens Village and John Bright Street (date unknown). Image 'All Rights Reserved' courtesy of Professor Carl Chinn from his BirminghamLives collection - See Acknowledgements.
See also The Hinkleys.
William Dargue 02.08.2010/ 14.10.2012
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For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.