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Tel code: 0121 | code search
Postcode: B42 | code search
Population: 25200
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Handsworth is to be found in the West Midlands and is town that until the coming of the Industrial Age relied on agriculture for its economic stability. Certainly Roman pottery has been found in the area but not enough to consider this a major settlement, the Anglo Saxons came, saw the heavily wooded areas and set about clearing some of the woods in order to set up their farms and it is from these beginnings that the village, as it was then, grew. Its growth is very much attributable to one man, Matthew Boulton, who in the 18th century set up the Soho Manufactory here in Handsworth famed for its crafted metal work. This saw the steady growth of the village as more people were attracted to the area, by 1851 the population was around 6,000 and by 1881 the population had climbed to 32,000. Together with its local Victorian architecture Handsworth has also passed on a musical legacy to the world with people like Joan Armatrading who lived in the area during the early 1960’s, the reggae group Steel Pulse who first got together at Handsworth Wood Boys School here in Handsworth and of course there is Steve Winwood and finally Carl Palmer – Carl the former drummer with supergroup he helped establish, Emerson Lake and Palmer.


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Handsworth Dental Practice
Rookery Road Dental Surgery


Handsworth Medical Practice
The Surgery

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The Endwood
The Grove
The Stork
The Woodman


Doaba Restaurant
Roti Junction


Grove Primary School
Handsworth Grammar School
Handsworth Wood Girls School
Holyhead School
Nishkam Free School


Kataria Solicitors
Rais Solicitors


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Sheriden House Hotel (0.36 miles)

Sheriden House Hotel

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This small, friendly family-run hotel is just 3 miles (5 km) north-west Birmingham’s city centre and offers free on-site parking, and en suite accommodation at ... More

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Park Hotel (1.42 miles)

Park Hotel

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Park Hotel can be found in the area of Perry Barr, famous for its Greyhound Stadium, close by to Aston Villa Football Club and within walking distance of the Birmingham ... More

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Comfort Zone Apartments in The Jewellery Quarter (1.88 miles)

Comfort Zone Apartments in The Jewellery Quarter

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Modern apartments in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. Relax and unwind with the space and comfort of a luxury 3 bedroom apartment. These apartments are an excellent location for ... More

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Colmore Place (2.05 miles)

Colmore Place

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Grade 11 listed building holding 15 luxurious apartments, located in the heart of Birmingham City Centre at the prestigious address of Colmore place, overlooking St ... More

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Campanile Hotel Birmingham (2.18 miles)

Campanile Hotel Birmingham

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This contemporary, canal side hotel provides comfortable and convenient accommodation within easy reach of the NEC, ICC and the city centre.

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Park Inn West Bromwich (2.19 miles)

Park Inn West Bromwich

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Superbly located close to the M5, M6, M42 and M40 junctions, this hotel is only 4 miles (6.4 km) from Birmingham city centre and all its attractions.

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acityabode @ Brindley House (2.26 miles)

acityabode @ Brindley House

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Brand new stunning converted building into fantastic new 2 bedroom apartments. Brindley House is a conversion of a 1970s building; the transformation saw the building refurbished to create brand new apartments, ... More

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Travelodge Birmingham Central Newhall Street (2.28 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Thistle Birmingham City (2.31 miles)

Thistle Birmingham City

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This hotel is situated on the edge of the business quarter and a short walk from the International Convention Centre and the renowned Bullring Shopping Centre.

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Premier Inn Birmingham Central East (2.35 miles)

Premier Inn Birmingham Central East
Ideally located within easy reach of the M6, M42 and M5. For national rail links, Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill train stations are nearby. Local attractions include Aston University, and Aston Villa and Birmingham ... More | visit website

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