Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Map of Wake Green Park in the 1930's

Well, not strictly a map OF the estate, as it hadn't been built in the 1930's!

Do you know of the history of the park and the grounds?

I heard that the grounds belongs to a very wealthy Moseley family. Their house was near by and the park was rough woodland.

This photo was taken from a 1930's book which was similar to today's A-Z of Birmingham. Thank you to my friend Niki Pugh who found this old book of maps.

As always, if you have any news, views or comments, it would be great to hear from you. Everyone is welcome to contribute to this blog! :)


Anonymous said...

I seem to remember that I have seen an old photo of a very grand house that was in Belle Walk and was built (I think) by the Andertons. I have guessed that Wake Green park may have been part of the property around it. The Andertons were presumably a very important faimily some time back, hence Anderton Park Road not very far away form here.

Anonymous said...

Just come across this comment when googling Wake Green

The Wake Green Estate was leased by Francis Willmot in 1858. He subsequently married the owners daughter (Henry Dyott Boulton) and Francis & his wife Mary inherited the estate in 1874 on the death of Henry.

The Willmot fmily lived in Wake Green House (shown on map)until death of Francis in 1891. The estate was then slowly sold off.

The main part of the estate was bordered by Yardley Wood Rd/Wake Green Rd/Billesley Lane & the edgec of the gold couse. It also owned a block of land between Belle Walk/Wake Green Rd/Yardley. w. Rd & this is where the Wake Green Park was built - hence probably use of this name.


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