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The Moseley Village Map, Birmingham

Moseley, Birmingham is a green suburb that has retained its identity and is referred to as “Moseley Village”. Islington is often referred to as “the Moseley of the south”. It is famous for its Jazz, Folk and Arts festivals, Farmer’s markets, Tolkien, history and green spaces,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The district of Moseley, represented as an Oak tree, surrounded by feature tiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mouse

Moseley is derived from Mouse and Ley (field)

 Ley lines go through Moseley that take you through the labyrinth of life.

 Are you man or mouse?

 

 

 

 

 

Fighting Cocks

Fighting Cocks is one of the oldest public Houses and is a listed building. The beer garden is built in the old stables that housed horses for horse drawn carriages.

At the Fighting Cocks the gamecocks would fight in the cockpit  as a betting sport.

Bear baiting was also popular. Richard Nevil, Earl of Warwick in Shakespeare’s Henry VI says ‘Now, by my fathers badge, old nevils crest the rampant bear chain’d to the ragged staff, this day I’ll aloft my burgonet. The bear and ragged staff is the symbol of Warwickshire.

 

 

 

Butterfly

Butterflys can be seen in the Nature Centre over the river Rea in Cannon Hill Park. Butterflys are  also known as Flutter bys. The name is derived from the Dutch word “to excrete butter”

 

Do you have flowers for butterflys in your garden?

 

 

 

 

Swan

Swans can be found by lakes in Moseley Park and Pool, Highbury Park and Swanshurst Park. Hurst is german and means wood or hill.

The swans belong to the monarch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owl

The owl hunts the mouse at night. You will find him in the West, down Salisbury Road, where the sun sets and the moon rises. Salisbury means Willow settlement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pot

There are pots to be made at the Midland Arts Centre. Or you can dance, sing, visit the art gallery, theatre or cinema.

There were many mills on the river Rea, similar to Sarehole Mill on the Cole, with Edgbaston Mill originally near the MAC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shamrock

The shamrock is like the lucky four leaf clover but less lucky as it has three. If you are thirsty you are in luck, we have O’Neil’s and the Patrick Kavanagh public houses. The Pat Cav used to be called the Trafalgar and is on the corner of Trafalgar Road.  O’Neil’s is on the High Street near the entrance to Moseley Park and Pool.

 

 

 

 

 

Cricket

You can watch cricket at Warwickshire County Cricket Club over the river Rea at Cannon Hill Park. You can play cricket at Moseley Ashfield on the Yardley Wood Road or on the brittanic pitch on Russells Road.

You can play rugby at Moseley Rugby or hockey at Kings Heath Pickwick Hockey Club at Moseley School.

 

 

 

 

 

Ice

The masters of Moseley Hall needed ice for their Gin and tonics so they built the ice house. Bilbo Baggins lived here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tennis

You will find Chantry tennis club and Moseley Angling club in Moseley Park and Pool. Alternatively you can join Moseley Tennis club on Billesley Lane.

Every year there are Moseley Arts, Folk and Jazz festivals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Market

Moseley Farmer’s market sets up on the Village Green once a month. There is also an arts market. Fresh bread, olives, suasages and art.

There are also many fine speciality shops, coffee shops and delicatessens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish

Fish and chips can be eaten in many of the fine restaurants of Moseley. We also do Chinese, Indian, Italian, Morrocan, Spanish and even English.

 

Ponte Di Legno means Woodbridge named after the original bridge over the railway line that burnt down and replaced in brick. Woodbridge Road should really be called Brickbrdge Road.

 

 

 

 

Star

The North star leads you to Birmingham city centre, beware here be dragons…  The Evening Star was the last steam engine. The evening post was a paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moseley Hall

Moseley village was built around Moseley Hall. This was lived in by the founders of Lloyds Bank and then by the Cadburys. Visit the Dovecote on Alcester Road and the Ice house in Moseley Park and Pool which was half of the original grounds of the hall.

 Highbury Hall was the home of Joseph Chamberlain, Prime Minister, and more importantly built the clock tower at Birmingham University which is called Big Joe.

Uffculme House is now a hospital.

 

 

 

Dovecote

The Dovecote belonged to Moseley Hall and was a bird box specifically for Doves. The Dove is the bird of peace. The french word Cote means coast, hill, chop, rib or shelter for animals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dove

The Dove is the bird of peace. The first dove flew from Noah’s ark and returned with a twig of olive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School

Moseley Scchool is a listed building on the Wake Green Road built in 1857. It was originally called Spring Hill College.

I remember Grammar school  …chalk, gowns, the cane and cricket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross

St Mary’s chuch was built in 1405 and was famous for its steel bells; they are now brass. Steve rings the bells and drinks in the Prince of Wales.

St Agnes church was built in 1884 and was set in what was green fields on the outskirts of Moseley. St Annes church is on Park Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labyrinth

Moseley is derived from Mouse and Ley (field) so mouse field. If you use starght lines then Meriden is the centre of England and the Isle of Man the centre of the British Isles. If you use Ley lines then Moseley is the centre of the universe.

Life is a journey with many twists, turns and dead ends. You may not find the centre but have fun searching.

East and underground you reach Royston Cave. South along the Ridgeway you find Avebury ring. West and down there is Rocky Vallley Cornwall. West and up the Preseli mountains at Dinas you find a cairn. North and you find Kilmartin glen and in Orkneys the  Ring of Brodgar.

Have you found it?

 

 

Seed

Wheat makes bread. Everything else is a plus.

Sarehole Mill is on the banks of the river Cole which drove its water wheel. This ground the local wheat to make flour for bread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cock

The sun rises at Sarehole Mill in the East every morning with a Cock a doddle do.

If you are an artist it is do a cock doodle.

Moseley is famous for music with many local musicians including UB40, Duran Duran, Guillimotts, Ocean Colour Scene and Editors.

 

 

 

 

 

Golf

You can play golf at Moseley Golf Club on Billesely Lane or crazy golf in Cannon Hill Park. Ivan plays golf and ruins a walk…. while I just walk.

Moseley bog is a good place for a walk but rubbish for golf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bull’s Head

The Bull’s Head and Fighting Cocks are beautiful listed buildings and great for beer.  I also drink in the Prince of Wales with the Book Group in the back room or the beer garden. Then off to the  Pat Cav for live music and then O’Neil’s for Guiness. The Cross is smart and the Village homely. The Junction and Elizabeth of York are venues for late beer, football and food. For real ale find the Old Moseley Arms.

 

 

 

 

 

Ring

Tolkien lived in Moseley on the Wake Green Road. As a child he played in Sarehole Mill Park and Moseley Bog.

These inspired him to write The Lord of the Rings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moseley In Bloom

Moseley is special because it is green. Moseley in Bloom’s volunteers do their bit to brighten up our environment. You can help by caring for your garden and looking after communal green space.

The Royal Horticultural Society has awarded us “Gold”. We need to keep it beautiful and protect it for our children.

 

 

 

 

 

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Uffculme House

History

Origin of the names Birmingham and Moseley
The name of Birmingham indicates that in Saxon times Berm (man’s name) and his family (ing) made their ham (home) here. Moseley is a corruption of Mouse ley (field).
 
In 2011 Mosely celebrated its 100th year as a suburb of Birmingham
 
 
1405 St. Mary’s Row and the Church
In 1405 the residents of Moseley …

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Swanshurst Park

Green Space

 
 
 
 
 

Moseley Village Green

This well-used green space is truly the Centre of Moseley.  It holds the monthly Farmers’ Market and provides seating for residents.

Moseley Village Car Park
One of our key projects beginning this year is the clearing and planting of Moseley Car Park.  This is inevitably a long-term, phased project because of its  size and scale.

Moseley Park …

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Green Space

 
 
 
 
 

Moseley Village Green

This well-used green space is truly the Centre of Moseley.  It holds the monthly Farmers’ Market and provides seating for residents.

Moseley Village Car Park
One of our key projects beginning this year is the clearing and planting of Moseley Car Park.  This is inevitably a long-term, phased project because of its  size and scale.

Moseley Park …

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People

Notable people from Moseley
 
Richard Cadbury (Chocolate)
Richard Cadbury bought Moseley Hall and 22 acres for £ 16,450. Later he bought Uffculme House.
Joseph Chamberlain (Prime Minister)
 
This is the home of Joeseph Chamberlain, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and father of Neville Chamberlain. He made his fortune as a founder of Guest, Keen Nettlefold (GKN) the world’s largets manufacturer of …

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Moseley Golf Club

Societies

MIB Moseley In Bloom
Horticultural

Moor Green Allotments
Allotments

Billesley Lane Allotments
Allotments

Moseley Park Angling Club
Angling

Midlands Art Centre
Arts (MAC)

Badminton Birmingham
Badminton

Moseley Society
Conservation

Moseley Forum
Moseley Forum

Moseley Community Development Trust (CDT)
CDT

South Birmingham Chess
Chess

Moseley Ashfield Cricket Club
Cricket

Warwickshire Cricket Club
Cricket (Edgbaston)

Dance Workshop
Dance

Moseley   (Art) Festival
Art Festival

Moseley   Folk Festival
Folk Festival

Moseley Jazz   Festival
Jazz Festival

Moseley Golf Club
Golf

Highbury   Hall
Highbury Hall

Moseley History group
History

Bill Dargue Midlands History
History

Moseley Park and …

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Patrick Cavnagh (Previoulsy the Trafalgar)

Pubs

Bull’s Head
 Tunes !

Covered Wagon
 Shotgun   !

The   Cross
 Food   !

Elizabeth of York
Cheap!

Fighting   Cocks
 Barmaids   !

Junction
 Football!

Old Moseley Arms
 Real   ale !

O’Neil’s
 Guiness   !

Patrick Cavanagh
 Folk   Music !

Prince   of Wales
 Book   group !

Village   Inn
 Beer   garden !

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

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Lewis's delicatessen

Shops

 

 

Abbey Candles

Apple Mac repairs

Atlantis
Fish and chips

Baggaley’s
Chemist

Boots
Chemist

DeMaines
Sandwich bar

Diane Lawson   Artistic Florists
Florist

Empire wines
Alchohol

Flowers by Alicia
Florist

Guthrie   & Ghani
Haberdashery

Indigo Wholefoods
Wholefoods

Juice master

Kingfisher

Moseley   Emporium
Antiques

Moseley   Violins

Newslink

Oxfam

Peter Clark Antiques
Antiques

Pottery and Pieces

Premier Mobiles

Rooby wine

Sainsburys

Subway

Village News

Windmill   patisserie

 
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Demaines (Breakfast and sandwiches)

Restaurants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Carters
English

Caribbean   Grill
Caribbean

Cafephilia
Coffee bar

The Cross   Bar
International

DeMaines
Sandwich bar

Deolali
Indian

Desi   Imlees
Indian

Java   Lounge
Coffe

Kababish
Indian

La Fibule
Morrocan

La Plancha
Spanish Tapas

Maison   Maci
French coffee bar

Nathaniels
French

Piquant
Indian

Ponti   D’Legno
Italian

Sabai   Sabai
Thai

The Jade
Chinese

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The finished map

Making the map

We are extremely gratefull to our sponsors without whom the Moseley Village Map could not have been made.
Limoges trust
Birmingham Common Good Trust
Moseley Round Table (Moseley 316)
 
 
Concept design, planning and frame: Brendan Patchell
Artist, ceramic tiles: Samantha McEwan
Instigating chairwoman: Jan Miller
Completion chairwoman: Carol Miller
 
Introduction
Moseley in Bloom (MIB) is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHA) national competition to …

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