“Sutton Coldfield, A History and a Guide” by Eliezer Edwards, 1880

This delightful little book approaches the history of Sutton Coldfield from a different perspective, with an unusual map of Sutton Park and also some pretty pen and ink drawings. Both the park and the town are charmingly described and there is also a smattering of interesting advertisements from the late 1880s.

26th March 2022
1817 Ordnance Survey Drawing

1817 Ordnance Survey Drawing - click on the map image to enlarge it.

11th November 2021
Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Map of Sutton Coldfield (1886) - Coloured Edition

Warwickshire Sheet 4.15a Sutton Coldfield 1886 - published 2015; intro by Roger Lea. ISBN.978-1-84784-881-9

10th August 2016
Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Bromford Bridge (1913)

Warwickshire Sheet 8.15 Bromford Bridge 1913 - published 2004; intro by Roger Lea. ISBN.978-1-84151-654-7

10th August 2016
Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Chester Road (1913)

Warwickshire Sheet 8.07 Erdington (Chester Road) 1913 - published 2003; intro by Roger Lea. ISBN.978-1-84151-577-9

10th August 2016
Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Erdington East (1913)

Warwickshire Sheet 8.11 Erdington (East) 1913 - published 2004; intro by Roger Lea. ISBN.978-1-84151-686-8

10th August 2016
Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Four Oaks and Wylde Green

Warwickshire Sheet 4.11 Four Oaks 1902 - published 2009; intro by Roger Lea. ISBN.978-1-84784-310-4

10th August 2016
Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Sutton Coldfield (1913)

Warwickshire Sheet 4.15b Sutton Coldfield 1913 - published 1993; intro by Roger Lea. ISBN.978-0-85054-615-6

10th August 2016
Bartholomew’s Pocket Atlas and Guide to Birmingham (2s.6d. Net)

This area guide will help you find out more about Erdington (and the rest of Birmingham) in the 1930’s.   It was published in 1933 while Birmingham was still a County Borough. The opening page states that it ranked in point of population as the third city of Great Britain. It was ideally situated close to valuable coal and iron fields and has become a great industrial and commercial centre with railways and canals radiating in all directions. Its pre-eminence in the manufacture of all kinds of metal ware, as well as of other products of great extent and variety, has raised it to the proud position of being the virtual capital of the English Midlands.

3rd February 2022
Beighton’s map of Hemlingford Hundred, drawn in 1725.

This is the first map to show the Park in any detail, and also shows other parts of Sutton. The map appears in William Dugdale’s  History and Antiquities of Warwickshire. Second edition (1730)

12th December 2021