Blakesley Hall

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Blakesley Hall

The amazing Blakesley Hall , Yardley opens again on Saturday 30 March 2013. The timber framed Tudor Hall was built 1590 by Richard Smallbroke a wealthy merchant and gentleman farmer, The hall has a 17th Century brick kitchen extension, and is furnished using an inventory from the period. If you live in Yardley don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of Birmingham oldest buildings right on your doorstep.

Kents Moat

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Kents Moat

I wonder how many people know that just off the Sheldon Heath Road in Stechford and Yardley North Ward  there are the remains of a large rectangular medieval moat . The site which now has a number of low rise Council Flats on it called Fleetwood Grove is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law. Kents Moat is named after John and Marion Kemp, who lived in the house during the early 15th century. The house was a sub-manor house of Sheldon Hall at Tile Cross and was first occupied in the 12th century