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Sutton Coldfield High Street is a historic road in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England. The southern end of the road ceases at a junction with Mill Street and Coleshill Street whilst the northern end ceases at a road bridge spanning the Sutton Park Line where the road carries on to become Lichfield Road.

Conservation area[edit]

The street is protected by conservation area status which also extends to cover much of Commercial Street and Mill Street, all of Trinity Hill, Tudor Hill and Station Road as well as most of Upper Clifton Road. Part of Upper Clifton Road and all of Lyndon Road and Tudor Hill are protected by the Article 4(1) Direction. The conservation area status was designated on 28 November, 1973 and has since been extended on 6 February, 1975, 14 August, 1980 and 16 July, 1992 to it's current form which covers an area of 16.95km². Plans for the designation of a conservation area around the High Street were first submitted in March 1968 by the County Planning Officer for Warwickshire County Council. These were forwarded to the borough council who indicated, in November 1968, that any decision on the final boundaries of the conservation area would be deferred until details of a relief road scheme in Sutton Coldfield were finalised. The controversial relief road plans had been subject to two public inquiries, the second of which showed that the road did not come in contact with the proposed conservation area boundaries. The boundaries were recommended for approval under the Civic Amenities Act 1967.

Significant structures that are covered by the conservation area include Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Sutton Coldfield railway station, The Royal Hotel, The Three Tuns inn, Holy Trinity Church and The Rectory. With the exception of the town hall and railway station, these are all listed buildings. The former Birmingham Dairy Company offices at the junction of Midland Drive and the High Street is the only locally listed building in the conservation area.


Geography[edit]

The road runs in a southeasterly direction, descending from 132.66 metres above sea level to 127.1 metres above sea level. There is a railway tunnel beneath the road on the Birmingham Cross-City Line that connects to Sutton Coldfield railway station. It follows the line of Station Road and runs adjacent to Old Bank Place on the other side of the High Street.

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
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Sutton Town Hall façade with the clock tower in the back ground.
General information
Type Theatre and social venue
Location King Edwards Square, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
Coordinates 52°33′58.09″N 1°49′29.34″W / 52.5661361°N 1.8248167°W / 52.5661361; -1.8248167Coordinates: 52°33′58.09″N 1°49′29.34″W / 52.5661361°N 1.8248167°W / 52.5661361; -1.8248167
Construction started 1865
Completed 1906