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Birmingham City Council

Edgbaston

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These books are not available for purchase during the move from Birmingham Central Library to the Library of Birmingham.

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Edgbaston
by Martin Hampson
0752418106
£9.99


Edgbaston was consciously developed as a garden suburb long before the concept became fashionable. It foreshadowed Bournville, which emerged much later, in being closely controlled from the outset by a single family - the Calthorpes. Their conservationist concerns restricted commercial development and helped to create a green, semi-rural environment with numerous fine Victorian houses.