Bleak Hill Park
|Bleak Hill Park|
Streetly Road entrance to the park
|Erdington railway station|
|Location||Erdington, West Midlands, UK|
|Area||31.5 acres (0.127 km2)|
|Operated by||Birmingham City Council|
The park is named after the topographical name of the nearby area; referring to either "bleak hills" or "black hills". Like the origin of Blakesley Hall in Yardley, three Old English words could provide the root of the word "Bleak" – one meaning "black", one meaning "to shine", and one meaning "shining, pale, or bleak".
The area was first recorded as Blakhilles in 1461.
- "Erdington Ward Open Space Plan" (PDF). Leisure and Tourism. Birmingham City Council. 12 May 2005. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
- Dargue, William (13 September 2008). "Bleak Hill/s". A History of Birmingham Places and Placenames. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
- Dargue, William (13 September 2008). "Blakesley Hall". A History of Birmingham Places and Placenames. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
- Young, Graham (29 February 2009). "In the Bleak Midwinter, Motorbike Made Moan". Birmingham Mail. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 26 February 2010. Check date values in:
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