11 Facts About Bartley Green


Bartley Green is a residential suburban area and electoral ward in Birmingham, England, 5 miles south west of the city centre.

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Bartley Green was first noted in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Berchelai.

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Bartley Green was again mentioned in 1657 this time it was under its current name.

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Bartley Green became more built up after the end of the Second World War in 1945, with a mix of private and council housing being built.

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Bartley Green has been part of the Birmingham Edgbaston constituency since 1997, having previously been in the neighbouring Birmingham Northfield Constituency.

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Bartley Green has been a safe Conservative ward at Birmingham City Council level in recent years, with all three serving Councillors – John Lines, Vivienne Barton and Bruce Lines – representing the party.

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Bartley Green Reservoir is the place where Bill Oddie did a lot of his early birdwatching, and features in his books and television programmes.

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Bartley Green has produced sportsmen and women including Fliss Johnson, a former pupil of Woodgate Primary School, who became the English Ladies Amateur Golf Champion in May 2005 and won the BBC Midlands Sports Woman of the Year Award.

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Bartley Green FC were a successful football club based in the ward and past members of the Midland Combination Premier Division.

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The Judo club based in Bartley Green meets at the nearby Shenley Court Community Leisure Centre in Northfield.

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Bartley Green School was granted technology status in 2000 and has 848 pupils on roll.

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