Stockfield

B25 - Grid reference SP123840

Stockfield Road 1905
Stockfield Road 1905

 

This name is remembered now only in the street name, Stockfield Road, which was known as Rushall Lane until the late 19th century. The name may have an medieval origin. This is often a difficult placename element to interpret: stoc may mean simply a place or a dwelling, but stocc means a 'stake' or a 'post' and implies land that is fenced in, perhaps for livestock.

 

 

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Stockfield Road in the 1930s
Stockfield Road in the 1930s

 

Stockfield or Stockstile Field was one of great open fields of Tenchley, also known as Heyne Field (ie.high field) and lay between what are now Arden Road, Stockfield Road, Mansfield Road and Wynford Road.

 

Stockfield Farm was a timber-framed house infilled with brick which was demolished for the widening of Stockfield Road in the 1930s. Council housing was built along the road in the 1920s, but has since been replaced.

William Dargue 01.08.2010/ 05.08.2012

 

 

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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=10107&ox=1914&oy=433&zm=2&czm=2&x=97&y=144

 

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.