Jordans Grave

B73 - Grid reference SP098943

First record 1656

At the junction of the Chester Road and College Road at New Oscott, this is a name of unknown origin. This was an area notorious at the time for highway robberies. It possibly recalls the hanging of a highwayman here. The name appears on a map in William Dugdale's Antiquities of Warwickshire which was published in 1656.


See also nearby The Beggars Bush and Gibbett Hill.

William Dargue  28.03.09

 

  

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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=55137&sheetid=8339&ox=3785&oy=1167&zm=1&czm=1&x=260&y=206.