Worlds End

B32 - Grid reference SP005849

Private houses typical of the district in Worlds End Lane near the junction with Ridgacre Road
Private houses typical of the district in Worlds End Lane near the junction with Ridgacre Road

The name of Worlds End Farm denotes land at the edge of or beyond the area where people live. The farm buildings stood in the south-west angle of the junction of Worlds End Lane and Ridgacre Road. It is a surprisingly common placename across the country.

 

(See image left from Google Maps Streetview - Click to go to Google Maps. The church stands on the site of Worlds End Farm.)

 

Similarly Wilderness Farm (later known as Moor Farm ie. 'marshland' farm) which stood north of Clapgate Lane, and Barelands Coppice to the east (See coppicing in the Glossary A-F). Extensive housing development took place here before and after World War 2.

 

See also Quinton and Ridgacre.


There is also a Worlds End Lane in Handsworth Wood and another Worlds End at Olton in Solihull.

 

William Dargue 06.02.09/ 28.07.2012

 

 

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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=55144&sheetid=9241&ox=3702&oy=1585&zm=2&czm=2&x=393&y=275

 

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.