EDGBASTON

Edgbaston (/ˈɛbəstən/) is an affluent suburban area of central Birmingham, England, historically in Warwickshire, and curved around the southwest of the city centre.[1] It is bordered by Moseley to the south east, Selly Oak to the south west, Harborne to the west, and Smethwick and Winson Green to the north west.

In the 19th century, the area was under the control of the Gough-Calthorpe family and the Gillott family who refused to allow factories or warehouses to be built in Edgbaston, thus making it attractive for the wealthier residents of the city. It then came to be known as “where the trees begin”. Since then, it has retained its exclusivity and is one of the most expensive postcodes within the West Midlands and outside of London. One of these private houses is grade one listed and open to the public.[2]

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