Highter's Heath

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Highter’s Heath (often Highters Heath) is a district and ward lying on the southern boundary of the city of Birmingham, UK. The district of Highter's Heath lies immediately east of the Maypole. The first recorded use of the name dates from 1495 as Heyters Heath[1], however today the name is not one that is particularly in widespread use, indeed only three signposted references to the name exist, when entering the city along Maypole Lane, when entering the city from the bottom of Highters Heath Lane and in Majors Green.

South of Maypole Lane the area is sometimes referred to as Hollywood, after the adjacent village in Worcestershire, whilst to the north the boundary with Warstock (and the wider B14 moniker of Kings Heath) is undefined. The area includes Daisy Farm Park.

Immanuel is the local parish church, behind which is located the local primary school. This is called Hollywood Primary School, possibly so named because the school opened well after Highters Heath School, located at the far end of Highters Heath Lane in Warstock. In addition, the city boundary ran along Maypole Lane before the area was developed.

Maypole Lane is served by National Express West Midlands bus routes 2 & 49 whilst Alcester Road South is served by bus no. 150 and Glenavon Road and the upper part of Highters Heath Lane are served by bus no. 27. Bus route 50 additionally serves the Maypole.

Highter's Heath, as part of the reorganisation of local government in Birmingham, was made a single councillor electoral ward in May 2018 and includes Highter's Heath, Warstock, Maypole, and part of Yardley Wood.[2] Adam Higgs of the Conservative Party UK was elected as the councillor for Highter’s Heath on 7 May 2018 to serve a four year term. As part of the Birmingham Selly Oak Constituency, Highter’s Heath is represented in the British Parliament by Steve McCabe of the Labour Party UK.

Coordinates: 52°24′17″N 1°52′45″W / 52.4047°N 1.8792°W / 52.4047; -1.8792


  1. ^ "William Dargue - A History of Birmingham Places & Placenames: Highters Heath".
  2. ^ "Highter's Heath ward map" (PDF).