Sheldon, West Midlands

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Coordinates: 52°27′00″N 1°46′00″W / 52.4500°N 1.7666°W / 52.4500; -1.7666

Sheldon
St Giles, Sheldon, church undergoing tower repairs.JPG
St Giles' Church
West Midlands
Sheldon
Sheldon
 Sheldon shown within the West Midlands
Population 20,911 (2001 Population Census)
    - Density  34.7 per ha
OS grid reference SP155845
Metropolitan borough Birmingham
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BIRMINGHAM
Postcode district B26
Dialling code 0121
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Birmingham Yardley
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Sheldon is an area of eastern Birmingham, England. Historically part of Warwickshire, it is close to the border with the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull and Birmingham International Airport.

Sheldon is also one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, and one of the four wards that make up the council constituency of Yardley. It covers an area of 6.03 km². Areas covered by the ward are Lyndon Green, Wells Green, Sheldon and part of Garretts Green.

Sheldon was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Machitone, meaning "Macca's farm". A Mackadown Farm existed in the area up until the World War I, however, it is only remembered through Mackadown Lane, a residential road.[1]

Population and housing[edit]

According to the 2001 UK Census there were 20,129 people living in 9,140 households in Sheldon with a population density of 3,481 people per km² compared with 3,649 people per km² for Birmingham. Sheldon has a low percentage of ethnic minorities in its population with only 5.9% (1,195) being of an ethnic minority compared with 29.6% for Birmingham in general.

Housing in the area primarily dates back to the 1930s and the area benefits from Sheldon Country Park which is adjacent to Birmingham International Airport. The area is served by numerous shops and businesses situated along the busy A45, Coventry Road which acts as one of the city's primary gateways. The A45 runs from Birmingham city centre through to Coventry and beyond.

There is one secondary school serving the area; Sheldon Heath Secondary School. As well as five primary schools, one of which is a Roman Catholic primary school. Sheldon Library serves the area, too.

Politics[edit]

As of 2005, the three councillors representing Sheldon Ward on Birmingham City Council are Sue Anderson, Paul Tilsley and Mike Ward, all of the Liberal Democrat Party.[2] The ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer.

Birmingham City Council Elections, 4 May 2006 - Sheldon Results[edit]

Candidate Elected - Michael Howard Ward - Liberal Democrat

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The History of Greater Birmingham - down to 1830, Victor Skipp, 1987, V. H. T. Skipp (ISBN 0-9506998-0-2)
  2. ^ http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/sheldon

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