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Friday Photo: The Moat House Sutton Coldfield

Posted July 7th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Grade II* listed Moat House situated on the Lichfield Road in Sutton Coldfield. It designed and built circa 1680 by the architect Sir William Wilson (1641-1710), who had been a student of Sir Christopher Wren. Wilson actually ...

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Friday Photo- Minworth Greaves Farm

Posted April 28th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

You’ve probably heard of 14th-century Minworth Greaves which is now located next to Selly Manor in Bournville, originally situated in Minworth as its name suggests, but Minworth Greaves Farm may not be so familiar. The farm building is actually still in situ, ...

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The Friday Photo: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Sutton Coldfield

Posted March 24th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is Holy Trinity Parish Church Sutton Coldfield.  The church is of early-13th-century origin, and is grade I listed.  It stands in the middle of Sutton Coldfield town centre in a raised position at the junction of the High Street ...

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Friday Photo- Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

Posted July 17th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 2 Comments

This beautiful red-brick building is located in the heart of Sutton Coldfield and steeped in history, having once been a hotel, a council building and even a fire station. In 1974, when Sutton Coldfield became a district of Birmingham, the town hall ...

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Friday Photo- New Hall Valley

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

This week’s Friday photo is of New Hall Valley, located in Sutton Coldfield, and if you look closely, you may even be able to spot New Hall Mill in the background (one of my up-coming Friday Photos). I remember on many occasion ...

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Friday Photo: The Station Pub, Sutton Coldfield

Posted December 26th, 2014 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Boxing day Friday photo is The Station Pub in Sutton Coldfield, complete with a very festive giant Santa Claus waving to us from the beer garden. The pub, built from beautiful Victorian redbrick, is so named because it lies next to ...

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The Empire Cinema

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Sarah Hayes with 2 Comments

The Empire Cinema, Sutton Coldfield This week’s Friday Photo is of one of the city’s few remaining Art-Deco buildings, the Empire Cinema (formerly the Odeon) in Sutton Coldfield. Built in 1936, it was designed by Harry Weedon and Cecil Clavering, and is a Grade ...

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