13 Facts About Edgbaston


Edgbaston is a affluent suburban area of central Birmingham, England, historically in Warwickshire, and curved around the southwest of the city centre.

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The majority of Edgbaston that falls under the B15 postcode finds itself being part of the Calthorpe Estate.

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The exclusivity of Edgbaston is down to its array of multi-million listed Georgian and Victorian villas, making it one of the most expensive postcodes outside of London.

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Edgbaston is a local government district, managed by its own district committee.

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Edgbaston means "village of a man called Ecgbald", from the Old English personal name + tun "farm".

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Edgbaston has a slightly above average percentage for ethnic minorities with ethnic minorities representing 31.

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Edgbaston Reservoir, formerly known as Rotton Park Reservoir, provides a header supply for the Birmingham Canal Navigations and is an important inner city leisure amenity.

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Birmingham Edgbaston is a constituency, and its Member of Parliament is Labour's Preet Gill.

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Edgbaston is represented by two Conservative councillors and North Edgbaston is represented by two Labour councillors.

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Since the beginning of the 20th century, Edgbaston has been home to Edgbaston High School for Girls, St Paul's School for Girls, St George's School, King Edward's School, King Edward VI Five Ways School, King Edward VI High School for Girls and Priory School and to the main campus of the University of Birmingham.

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Edgbaston is the home of Queen's College, an ecumenical theological college.

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A456 Hagley Road runs through the north of Edgbaston and gives a relatively swift link with the city centre as well as further away places including Halesowen, Kidderminster and Hereford.

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Edgbaston tram stop opened as the terminus of the West Midlands Metro in July 2022.

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