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Hob Moor

B25 - Grid reference SP117858


Where Hob Lane, now Hob Moor Road, forded the River Cole was Hob Moor. A medieval term, moor refers to marshy land which was subject to winter flooding and which provided lush pasture in summer.


The word hob means a hobgoblin, a mischievous sprite; there may have been an unusual landscape feature here. The ford here is still shown on the 1921 Ordnance Survey map.

 

See also Hobs Moat.

William Dargue  27.03.09/ 23.07.2015

 

 

 

Map above reproduced from Andrew Rowbottom’s website of Old Ordnance Survey maps Popular Edition, Birmingham 1921. Click the map to link to that website. See Acknowledgements.

 

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=10104&ox=1332&oy=759&zm=2&czm=2&x=464&y=284

 

  

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