Hollywood, Worcestershire

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Hollywood
Douglas Road, Hollywood - geograph.org.uk - 175732.jpg
Douglas Road
Hollywood is located in Worcestershire
Hollywood
Hollywood
Hollywood shown within Worcestershire
Population4,279 [1]
Hollywood and Majors Green
OS grid referenceSP081772
Civil parish
  • Wythall
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBIRMINGHAM
Postcode districtB47
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire
52°23′28″N 1°52′41″W / 52.391°N 1.878°W / 52.391; -1.878Coordinates: 52°23′28″N 1°52′41″W / 52.391°N 1.878°W / 52.391; -1.878

Hollywood is a large village in the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire, England, almost contiguous with and to the south of the city of Birmingham. The village lies within the ward of Hollywood and Majors Green[2][3] and is located within the civil parish of Wythall.[4] The eastern part of the village is also known as Trueman's Heath. Hollywood is situated in the extreme northeastern corner of Worcestershire, 8.5 miles / 13 km south of Birmingham city centre, 6 miles / 9.5 km east-southeast of Solihull and 9 miles / 14.5 km northwest of Redditch.

History[edit]

Until the 1950s, Hollywood was a rural area with many fields and farms. Extensive postwar development saw these fields and farms give way to housing estates, shops and schools.

Geography[edit]

Hollywood is served by the A435 Alcester Road, and is adjacent to Highter's Heath to the north and Drakes Cross to the south. Other settlements close by include Wythall, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, Shirley and Dickens Heath.

Amenities[edit]

Hollywood is home to the 18-hole Hollywood Golf Club, formerly known as Gay Hill Golf Club [5][6] since 1913, [7] and a family owned and managed packaging company, Kilby Packaging, which has existed since 1946. The village is served by several schools located immediately outside the ward boundary - Hollywood Primary School is located over the county border within the Highter's Heath area of the city of Birmingham, whilst the Coppice Primary School and Woodrush School are just within the Drakes Cross ward.[8]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics". Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Office for National Statistics ward maps: Hollywood". Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  3. ^ "Worcestershire County Council Ward Profile" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Worcestershire County Council Historic Parish Maps: Wythall". Archived from the original (JPG) on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-0-04. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ http://www.gayhillgolfclub.co.uk/ Accessed November 25th, 2017
  6. ^ teeofftimes Accessed November 25th, 2017
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/pg/hollywood.golf.club/about/?ref=page_internal Accessed November 25th, 2017
  8. ^ "Office for National Statistics ward maps: Drakes Cross". Retrieved 2012-08-04.