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In 1851 it was recorded that Harborne or Harborn as it was also known was a pleasant rural village situated around four miles south of Birmingham and with many neat houses. Home to Harborne Cricket Club founded around 1868 and has since 1874 been located at “The Avenue”, Old Church Avenue, this is in complete contrast to the rugby club which was established in 1995!
One of the more interesting buildings in the area is that of Harborne Hall which has, through its history had many interesting uses, originally built as a private house for the daughter of local dignitary towards the end of the 18th century, many occupants later and during the First World War the hall was used as a hospital, later to become a convent and today a conference centre – but most importantly despite all this time and variety of owners the hall still retains all its splendour.
Harborne is one of the more affluent areas, the High Street with its range of shops has not changed much (there was some restructuring of the high street in the 1960’s) but the town is very much as it was last century, St Peters Church – the tower being the most locally recognised feature and dating back in part to the 14th century, and then there is the Green Man – the first clubhouse for Harborne Rugby Club.
DP & GJB Cottam
New Doctors Surgery
Harborne Farmers Market
Pub and Bar
Henry Wong Cantonese Restaurant
George Mitchell Colman & Co
Harborne Primary School
Places to Stay near Harborne
The Wentworth Hotel is a friendly family-run hotel with 16 bedrooms and a licensed bar. The hotel offers single, double, triple and family size rooms, all ... More
Signature Lifestyle Harborne
Signature Lifestyle Harborne is a brand new hotel that ofers you a home like feel within its rooms. We are close to local shops and resturants with the main Birmingham Shoping Centre just down the ... More
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The Grove Hotel
Within easy reach of Birmingham city centre, this hotel is situated in pleasant Edgbaston and offers good value for money, with en suite rooms and free parking.
In an attractive residential area ... More
Close to Birmingham city centre and easily reached from the M6, M5 and M40, the Portland Hotel has a restaurant, bar and free parking.
A private hotel for over 20 years, the ... More
Fountain Court Hotel
Traditional family run lodge offering high standards of hospitality, food and service.
A member of the AA's Premier Collection of guest accommodation. PLease note checkin by 2200 hours
The Augustus hotel is only a short walk away from Birmingham's Night Clubs, Bars, Restaurants, Casinos, Theatres, Exhibitons, Conference Centres. Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) are ... More
The Norfolk Hotel, Birmingham is ideal for all your leisure.
With reasonable prices, plenty of free parking and its own relaxing gardens, what more could you need for anything from a ... More
Cavalier House Hotel
Situated in leafy Edgbaston, this Grade II listed Victorian property sits amid private gardens, just a short hop from Birmingham City Centre.
Built in 1854 and with numerous restaurants, night-clubs and casinos in the vicinity, this ... More
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Premier Inn Birmingham Central Hagley Rd
On the gateway to Birmingham, this Premier Inn is just minutes away from the iconic Bullring and Selfridges. Whether you're here for a concert at the NIA or living the party life on Broad Street, ... More
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