Stirchley Area Guide
Stirchley is a suburb of Birmingham lying about Five miles to the south of the city centre on the main A441 Pershore road which as the name denotes provides access between Birmingham and Pershore as well as Redditch. It is a primarily residential area dating from the Victorian period.
Although part of the Pershore Road was originally a Roman road it was an agricultural area until the mid-1800s. The river Rea flows through it which originally powered mills at Lifford, Dogpool and Moor Green.It was originally part of Kings Norton and there is little of note until late Victorian times when much of the current housing stock was created with a wide range of terrace houses. The Birmingham Worcester Canal runs through it and that brought industrial development to the area. It borders Bournville, Kings Heath and Selly Oak.
Stirchley has excellent transport facilities with direct access along the Pershore Road to junction 2 on the M42 Motorway about 4 miles away. Close by is Bournville Station which is on the very busy cross city line bringing a regular train service to Birmingham City Centre with its vibrant social, shopping and commercial centres. There is an also a very regular bus service to many parts of Birmingham.
Stirchley has a busy shopping centre based along the Pershore Road and a good selection of other amenities
Stirchley is an area often favoured by first-time house buyers, whilst Selly Oak and Selly Park are home to many students from the nearby University of Birmingham and so attract many buy-to-let investors. Muntz and Selly Parks provide green open spaces for residents. Edgbaston Cricket Ground home to Warwickshire Cricket Club lies to the north of Stirchley where Canon Hill Park is situated. There is a library in The Old Library and the old Swimming Baths used for various market type functions and playgroups etc……….The friends meeting house has been converted to flats.
The Three Horseshoes public house in the centre of Stirchley certainly existed in 1836 and has more recently been renamed the New Bournbrook Inn and has a Travel Lodge at the rear. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham University are also only a few miles away.
Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park lies there providing a small zoo focusing on endangered species.
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