Wiggins Hill Bridge sits over the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal in Sutton Coldifeld, located in Minworth between Curdworth and Wishaw. Wiggins Hill was actually mentioned in the 1086 Domesday survey as Winchicelle, the name of which in Old English, means ‘Wicga’s People’s Hill’ or the ‘farm of Wicga’s people. Still a hamlet, you’ll spot many farms and green spaces nearby and there is a real rural feel to this part of the city, despite threatening industrial encroachment not too far away.
The original purpose of the canal was to provide a link between Birmingham and the south east of England and the canal was completed in 1789. I often walk my dogs here and and always appreciate that green spaces aren’t too far away if you look for them- I just have the task of keeping a spritely young and excited little dog away the wildlife which he is always inevitably interested in.