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The Friday Photo: Rookery House

Posted July 12th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Rookery House is situated in Rookery Park in Erdington. The picture actually shows one of the sides of the building and its beautiful garden. It was built in 1727 and was once the home of anti-slavery activist, William Wilberforce. For many years it was owned by Birmingham City Council but was sold as they could no longer afford to maintain it. There seems to be some building work/maintenance going on there now but I don’t know who owns it now, or what their intentions are. I do hope that it will be restored to its former glory.

2 Responses to “The Friday Photo: Rookery House”

  1. Gillian Donoghue July 12, 2014

    I believe that at present Rookery House has live-in ‘caretakers’ who do not actually own it.
    Could anyone please clarify who does own it now and what does it’s future hold?


    • Dean Shepherd April 26, 2017

      The House is currently being sold off by the council to be developed into flats and some community space. We’re attempting to stop it and have it all as community space (or social housing). If anyone would like to help please contact me.


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