Falcon Lodge

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Falcon Lodge (SP 141 962) is the area of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, covered in predominantly council houses forming the Falcon Lodge Estate. It is located between Whitehouse Common and Reddicap Heath. To the west of the estate lies Rectory Park. It forms part of the edge of the Sutton Coldfield conurbation and the English countryside.

FALCON LODGE HOUSE

The estate takes its name from the house built on newly enclosed common land in 1820. In 1852 the estate comprised some 54 acres (22 ha) of meadow, pasture and arable land. In 1937 the Sutton Coldfield Corporation acquired the house and land for £39,500 for the provision of local authority housing. The resultant Falcon Lodge Estate was built between 1948 and 1956. There are two secondary schools opposite each other: John Willmott School & Fairfax School. The road (Fairfax Road) on which Fairfax School lies acts as the border of the estate. There is also a primary school called Newhall (formerly Springfield School) and Langley School on Lindridge Road (a special needs school). This was demolished in 2010. Woodington Infants School, just off Woodington Road was demolished in 2007/2008.

The estate and surrounding area is served by several local Christian churches including St Chads (Anglican) on Hollyfield Road; Falcon Lodge Methodist Church on Newdigate Road; Falcon Lodge Chapel(Evangelical), Reddicap Heath Road; Holy Cross & St Francis (Catholic), Springfield Road. Sutton Christian Centre(Pentecostal) uses Falcon Lodge Community Centre for their main meetings and Falcon Lodge Chapel for their youth activities. Other denominations are represented with Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Springfield Road and the Seventh Day Adventist Church meet at Falcon Lodge Community Centre. Second Thoughts is a church-sponsored community shop and information centre operating from shop premises on Churchill Parade.

The estate is split by a small stream along which Churchill Road is situated. This road acts as the main route on which National Express West Midlands buses travelling through the estate take.

The Falcon Lodge area is served by the Sutton Trinity electoral ward which came into being in 2004.

The area has a row of shops running along Churchill Road and a community centre, run by Birmingham City Council, offering classes and activities for young and old.

Sutton Coldfield Town Boys Football Club is located on Lindridge Road.

Coordinates: 52°33′48″N 1°47′36″W / 52.56345°N 1.79343°W / 52.56345; -1.79343