Selly Oak  Worcestershire


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

SELLY-OAK, a chapelry in Northfield parish, Worcester; near the Birmingham and Worcester railway, 3 miles S S W of Birmingham. It was constituted in 1860; and it has a post-office under Birmingham. Pop., 1, 483. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Worcester. Value, not reported. Patrons, Trustees. The church was built in 1861; and is in the early decorated style. Schools were built in 1860; and the Kings-Norton new workhouse was founded here in 1869.

Selly Oak through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th August 2021

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