For those interested in the wider ‘Brum” you may like to know that the area to the south of Birmingham called Northfield has its very own manor house. Once the home of the Cadbury family this very odd looking building actually has the heart of a house built in 1701 at it’s core. As you might imagine it became derelict recently after years serving as student digs, etc and there was a worry that it was to be demolished.
But fear not, there is some reasonably good news. For now it is to be turned into apartments (I didn’t say it was great news). Banner homes are the company responsible and at least they have some plans which we can all look at and comment on – http://www.bannerhomes.co.uk/consultation/northfield. As for the future use of this building; I don’t think we could have asked for more – without the need for ‘homes’ there would be NO future for this very eclectic old place – Its all about future use!