Tinkers Farm, Quinton

B68 - Grid reference SO994849

 

Tinkers Farm on the Hagley Road at Quinton was a large handsome Georgian house which was demolished in 1940 and replaced with The King's Highway Hotel. In the late 1930s land at Lewis Road was developed as a private housing estate known as Tinkers Farm estate.

 

Before and into the industrial age a tinker was a travelling worker who mended metal household objects, pots and pans, etc. It is also a surname.

 

18th-century Tinkers Farm, demolished in 1940, and The King's Highway Hotel built on the site - drawn 1940. My thanks for the use of this image to E W Green, Historic Buildings in Pen & Ink - The Work of William Albert Green. See Acknowledgements for a link to his website.

 

William Dargue 04.03.09

 

 

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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=55144&sheetid=9241&ox=2609&oy=926&zm=2&czm=2&x=473&y=258