Brandhall

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Brandhall
King's Community Church - geograph.org.uk - 443241.jpg
Kings's Commuity Church & Oak Tree Centre
Brandhall is located in West Midlands county
Brandhall
Brandhall
Brandhall shown within the West Midlands
Population 23,084 (2001 Population Census)
OS grid reference SO990846
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OLDBURY
Postcode district B68
Dialling code 0121
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
List of places
UK
England
West Midlands
52°28′N 2°00′W / 52.47°N 2.00°W / 52.47; -2.00Coordinates: 52°28′N 2°00′W / 52.47°N 2.00°W / 52.47; -2.00

Brandhall is a suburb of Oldbury in the south of Sandwell near the borders with Birmingham and Halesowen in the West Midlands. The development of the area commenced during the 1930s with the construction of several hundred private houses along the Hagley Road and Wolverhampton Road, as well as several side roads leading off the main dual carriageways. However, most of Brandhall was developed in the 1950s and 1960s, when several thousand council houses, flats and bungalows were built by Oldbury Council. Some of the high-rise flats in Brandhall have recently been demolished and in their place housing associations have built new low-rise homes. Brandhall is growing to be a more popular place due to the construction of new facilities, such as a local supermarket and a doctor's surgery.

Brandhall (along with the rest of the Oldbury borough, and the neighbouring boroughs of Smethwick and Rowley Regis) became part of the County Borough of Warley in 1966, but this arrangement lasted just eight years until Warley merged with West Bromwich to form Sandwell Metropolitan Borough in 1974.

Brandhall is home to two primary schools, Perryfields Primary School and Brandhall Primary School. A secondary school, Perryfields High School, also serves the estate, and is situated in the west of the area near the border with Halesowen.

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