Spring Vale, Lee Bank

B15 - Grid reference SP067855

The spring which gives name to Spring Street off Lee Bank Middleway was culverted to run into the sewers in the late 19th century; it produced 100 000 litres of water per hour discharging from the Birmingham sandstone ridge which lies over impervious clay. A stream from the spring ran down to the River Rea near Gooch Street and formed part of the boundary between Birmingham and Edgbaston.

 

William Dargue 07.03.09

 

 

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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=55193&sheetid=10102&ox=793&oy=774&zm=1&czm=1&x=331&y=159