Newtown, Birmingham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Newtown, also referred to as Aston New Town, is an inner city area of Birmingham, England, just to the north of the city centre.[1]

Newtown is centred on the A34 road, locally named New Town Row which runs from Birmingham City Centre through north-west Birmingham into Walsall; and part of the A4540 which is the ring-road around the centre of the city. Newtown is bordered by a number of other areas such as the Jewellery Quarter, the Gun Quarter and the University of Aston. West is Hockley and the Hockley Flyover, to the north west is Lozells and to the north east is Aston.

Points of interest include The Bartons Arms, an historic pub; Aston Hippodrome, a defunct theatre; The Elbow Room, a nightclub; and The Drum Arts Centre.

As of May 2018, Newtown ward is served by one Labour councillor; Ziaul Islam.

Notable links[edit]

Tower blocks[edit]

Aston underwent large scale redevelopment following the Second World War, Newtown was a large project in the Aston area of Birmingham, England to construct 16 tower blocks. South Aston was designated a renewal area involving comprehensive redevelopment of the traditional area known as "Aston New Town".[3] The area, was more commonly called simply "Newtown" and is a large estate consisting of sixteen tower blocks, five of which have since been demolished. The project was approved in 1968. Three 20-storey tower blocks on the complex contained 354 flats alone.[4]

Existing[edit]

  • Hodgson Tower
  • Baldwin House
  • Inkerman House
  • Sadler House
  • Fallows House
  • James House
  • Lloyd House
  • Reynolds House
  • Thornton House
  • Weston House
  • Manton House

Demolished[edit]

  • Wiggin Tower
  • Brooks Tower
  • Bower House
  • Sayer House
  • White House

References[edit]

  1. ^ "#GetOutside: do more in the British Outdoors". OS GetOutside. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  2. ^ St George's CE Academy Newtown
  3. ^ "www.bgfl.org". www.bgfl.org.
  4. ^ Emporis: Newtown, Birmingham

Coordinates: 52°29′46″N 1°53′45″W / 52.49616°N 1.895742°W / 52.49616; -1.895742