Bordesley  Warwickshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bordesley like this:

BORDESLEY, a hamlet in Aston parish, Warwick; within the south-eastern part of the town and borough of Birmingham. It contains the Birmingham stations of the Birmingham and Oxford and the Birmingham and Wolverhampton railways; and is traversed by those railways and by the Birmingham and Warwick canal. ...

Acres, with Deritend, 1,690. Real property, £90,544. Pop. in 1851, 13,857; in 1861, 21,339. Houses, 4,418. Camp Hill here, contiguous to the canal and the Gloucester railway, was the scene of Prince Rupert's battle with the townsmen of Birmingham; and Bordesley Hall, near this, was burnt by the rioters in 1791. Streets and other thoroughfares are contiguous; and share in the general character and business of the town. Two chapelries, Holy Trinity and St. Andrew, are in B.; the former a p. curacy, the later a vicarage, in the dio. of Worcester. Value of Holy Trinity, £300;* of St. Andrew, £320. Patron of Holy Trinity, the Vicar of Aston; of St. Andrew, alternately the Bishop and five trustees. Holy Trinity church was built in 1822, at a cost of £14,235; is a fine Gothic edifice, faced with stone; and has a grand eastern window and a beautiful altar-piece. St. Andrew's church was built in 1844, at a cost of upwards of £4,000; is in the early decorated style; and consists of nave, spacious chancel, and north aisle, with tower and spire.

Bordesley through time

Bordesley is now part of Birmingham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Birmingham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bordesley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bordesley, in Birmingham and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th October 2021

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