Quinton Area Guide 

Quinton lies about six miles to the west of Birmingham City Centre bounded by Harborne and Bearwood. It dates from medieval times and until about 1930 was still just a small village. Quinton was originally part of the parish of Halesowen and was largely owned in medieval times by the wealthy abbey at Lapal.

In the 1800’s there were two coal mines in Quinton and much of the workforce was employed in the nail industry. It was not until 1909 that Quinton became part of Birmingham.

Quinton remained a small village until large scale residential development then took place after 1930 and continued after the war. There is little industry there as the residents of Edgbaston had objected to it being placed in Quinton due to the possibility of industrial smoke being blown over there.

An interesting feature is if you drive eastwards down the Hagley Road in Quinton from the Amber Tavern all the property on the left is in the City of Birmingham and all the property on the right is in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough right up to Quinton Church.

Quinton therefore has a wide selection of detached and semi-detached houses from various periods over the last 90 years but not before that.


Quinton is ideally placed for transport links lying on the Hagley Road West (A458)  and next to junction 3 on the M5 Motorway and with Manor Way providing a byepass for heavy traffic for all routes due west from Birmingham including Stourbridge and Kidderminster. The Hagley Road also provides ready access from Quinton to Birmingham City Centre and its thriving social and commercial centre.


Quinton is home to numerous shopping outlets which include both the Asda and Tesco supermarkets as well as the smaller outlets situated on the ‘Hollybush’ strip which lies on the Hagley Road. There is a wide variety of eateries, pubs and entertainment venues to include the popular Reel Cinema. Places of local interest include the delightful grounds of Woodgate Valley County Park through which flows the Bourne Brook and together with Highfield Farm Recreational Ground which has a childrens play area.