Edgbaston is a suburban district of Birmingham, England. It is located in the central axis of Birmingham. On its South-Eastern border, it has Moseley. Its South western border has Selly Oak. However, its Western and North-Western borders have Harborne and Winson Green respectively.
Edgbaston was derived from the personal name of an Old English root. It was first mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086.
In the early 19th century, the district was controlled by the families of Gough – Calthorpe and Gillott. The two families were renowned for prohibiting the construction of warehouses or factories. This, in no small measure, attracted the bourgeoisie class of the district. It has thus remained so, till date as rich people who love exclusivity always, move there.
According to the census count of 2001, it was published that Edgbaston had 20,749 residents. The district also has over 8,600 households. Females made up 50.1% of the total population while Males made up the remainder. British Asian community constituted the biggest ethnic minority as they make up 16.1% of the population. The unemployment rate of the area was however, pegged at 8.1% which is quite low considering Birmingham’s standard of 9.5%.
Birmingham Edgbaston is recognised as a Constituency and it has Preet Gill(Labour) as its Member of Parliament. Edgbaston has two wards (Edgbaston North ward and Edgbaston ward). Two councillors represent the two wards.
As regards Education, Edgbaston has over five primary and secondary schools. They include : St Paul’s School for Girls, St George’s school, King Edward Co Five Ways School amongst others.
The district also houses University of Birmingham’s main campus. This has led to the proliferation of University halls in the district. The district also has Queen’ s College, which is a theological college.
The major means of transportation in the district is through roads and railways. The district has two railway stations which are located on the northern and Southern axis of the district. Its efficient buses ply A38 road and A456 roads to reach other parts of Birmingham.
Starting from King Edward’s School located at Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UA, United Kingdom head northwest via Park Vale Dr and Edgbaston Park Rd to Edgbaston Park Hotel located at 53 Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2RS, United Kingdom
From Edgbaston Park Hotel head northeast via Edgbaston Park Rd to Barchester – Edgbaston Beaumont Care Community located at 32 St James Rd, Birmingham B15 2NX, United Kingdom
From Barchester – Edgbaston Beaumont Care Community head southeast via Sir Harrys Rd to Edgbaston Stadium located at Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham B5 7QU, United Kingdom
From Edgbaston Stadium head southwest via Pershore Rd/A441 to Costa Coffee Drive Thru located at Birmingham B29 7ES, United Kingdom
From Costa Coffee Drive Thru head northwest via Bristol Rd/A38 and Park Vale Dr to King Edward’s School located at Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2UA, United Kingdom