Yardley Wood

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Yardley Wood
Yardley Wood is located in West Midlands county
Yardley Wood
Yardley Wood
Location within the West Midlands
OS grid referenceSP103802
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBIRMINGHAM
Postcode districtB14
Dialling code0121
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AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
England
West Midlands
52°25′07″N 1°51′02″W / 52.418662°N 1.850586°W / 52.418662; -1.850586Coordinates: 52°25′07″N 1°51′02″W / 52.418662°N 1.850586°W / 52.418662; -1.850586

Yardley Wood is an area of Birmingham, United Kingdom, covering the eastern-most quadrant of postcode area B14 (as well as Priory Rd and adjacent streets up to the city boundary), and is located across the wards of Billesley and Highter's Heath in the south of the city.

To the west the area is contiguous with Warstock. Other nearby settlements include Billesley, Hall Green, Solihull Lodge, Highter's Heath and Kings Heath.

Yardley Wood is remote from the Birmingham suburb of Yardley which is located to the east of the city.

Transport[edit]

The area is served by Yardley Wood railway station, despite the station being located just inside the Hall Green (B28 postcode) area, as well as by the following bus routes:

Yardley Wood Bus Garage - Yardley Wood Road
..... Yardley Wood Road
2 City to Maypole
18 to Bartley Green via Cotteridge and Northfield
27 Maypole to Harborne via Glastonbury Road and Kings Heath
..... School Rd / Ravenshill Rd / Priory Rd
3 to Birmingham city centre

Additionally bus route 76 (QE Hospital to Solihull) serves the railway station. All these bus services are run by National Express West Midlands who have a large depot in Yardley Wood with over 400 employees.[1]

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal runs through Yardley Wood (marking the boundary between Billesley and Highter's Heath wards) sitting in a deep cutting where it crosses School Road. The canal towpath can be accessed at Yardley Wood Road (bridge ref 5), at a location once known as Happy Valley,[2] and from Priory Fields Nature Reserve (in turn accessed from Priory Road), as well as at High Street, Solihull Lodge (bridge ref 7).

Community[edit]

Local schools include Yardley Wood Community Primary School, plus Highters Heath Community School (on the border with Warstock) and Our Lady of Loudes RC Primary School (on the border with Billesley).

Yardley Wood library is located on Highfield Road.

Christ Church, Yardley Wood is the local parish church. There is also a local Baptist Church.

The area includes a Community Centre (adjacent to Highters Heath School) and a Social Club as well as a number of linked areas of natural beauty.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Express group news Sept 2010".
  2. ^ "Acocks Green History Society - Happy Valley, Yardley Wood".
  3. ^ "The Seven Wonders of Billesley Walk" (PDF).