Solihull – a neighbourhood of Birmingham

Solihull as a ward based neighbourhood has a population of just over 10,000. Note: As a larger district covering other Birmingham wards. it has a population of more than 103,000.

Solihull We Are is a digital space for finding out more about Solihull and its community and is a digital collaboration with people who live and work in Solihull.

Use our interactive map or search features to find out more about Solihull. Use community to make useful connections. Take a look at posts and perhaps make a contribution by connecting with us.

History

Solihull has a strong industrial and manufacturing history having been at the centre of the Midlands nail making industry during the 19th century and then being home during the 20th century to both the Kalamazoo paper factory and the Austin motor company's Longbridge factory.

Pre-Roman times, it is believed that the area of Solihull belonged to the Celtic tribe.

Evidence of Roman occupation was discovered by chance when, close to Bristol Road South, Pigeon House near Hill Top Road was demolished in c1921 (as the Bristol Road was being widened) and the Solihull hoard of 16 Roman coins was found buried there.

Places of historical interest

St. Laurence's Church dates back to the 12th Century

St. Laurence's Church

The Great Stone Inn is a fascinating building with a medieval timber framed hall.

Great Stone Inn

Close by is The Great Stone itself.

Great Stone

There is also a 17th Century village pound where stray animals were kept.

Locals used to describe Solihull as "where they sell beer by the Stone and ale by the Pound" in reference to these places.

Village Pound

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital on Bristol Road dates back to 1840.

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Parks, waterways and open spaces to enjoy

Victoria Common

Victoria Common

Ley Hill Park

Ley Hill Park

Manor Farm Park

Manor Farm Park

The River Rea

The River Rea

Manor Farm Park - Weoley Castle Ruins

Manor Farm Park - Weoley Castle Ruins

Your Place Your Space

This platform, created and managed by Your Place Your Space, is a shared digital space that, together with community, will grow as a place where people can follow what’s happening, share their memories and together influence the future.

Birmingham is renowned for its creativity and its creatives and this digital space is where we invite people to showcase their passions and play their part in the future of their neighbourhood and their city.

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We’d love to hear from you. Tell us more about your neighbourhood and tell us what you’d like to see going forward. Share your passions for your place with us.

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However you want to engage and connect with Solihull and its community to drive social and economic impact, let’s meet and discuss how together we can create and grow a digital space to support your vision for your organisation.

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Alternatively contact:

Jonathan Bostock
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0121 4105520

Community with shared values

Solihull We Are is all about engaging local people and connecting community with business for increased social and economic impact.

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Alternatively contact:

Debra Power
Email: debra.power@yourplaceyourspace.com
0121 4105520

Solihull We Are – Placemaking with community

Solihull We Are is brought to you by YourPlaceYourSpace, in a partnership that connects community with the vision of Solihull, the history of Solihull and all the developments taking place in the area.

We’d love to hear from you and have you involved in our exciting vision for this fascinating part of Birmingham.


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