Perry Hall Park
|Perry Hall Park|
|Operated by||Birmingham City Council|
|Public transit access||Perry Barr railway station and Hamstead railway station|
It was formerly the site of Perry Hall, demolished 1927, home of the Gough family, though only the hall's moat remains after the Birmingham Corporation had to choose between saving Perry Hall and the nearby Aston Hall for financial purposes. When Harry Dorsey Gough set up home in Maryland, United States, in 1774, he named his estate there Perry Hall.
The park is bisected by the River Tame, which was remodelled in 2005 to slow the flow, alleviate flooding and create improved habitats for wildlife, as part of the SMURF (Sustainable Management of Urban Rivers and Floodplains) project. The park has a small heronry.
The park is skirted by the Birmingham - Walsall railway line (the "Chase Line"), formerly the Grand Junction Railway and served by nearby Perry Barr railway station and, at the western end, Hamstead railway station.
- 'The City of Birmingham', in A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7, the City of Birmingham, ed. W B Stephens (London, 1964), pp. 1-3. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/warks/vol7/pp1-3 [accessed 3 February 2017].
- "Through the years by 'The Trek-Cart'". the 4th Derby (Derwent) Scout Group. 1949. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
- Stunt, Gerald; Allen, Peter (2015). Perry Hall Yesterdays: Characters from a vanished past. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1-5196-6878-3.
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