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Birmingham City Council

East View of Birmingham 1732, William Westley

William Westley's Prospect of Birmingham, he dedicated this to:
My Worthy Patrons, Thomas Archer and Henry Archer Esqrs.

These are some of the landmarks featured, from left to right. Some are still standing, but some are remembered only by the names of streets or buildings.

  • St. John's Chapel, Deritend (to the left of the bridge over the River Rea.
  • St. Martin's, the parish church.
  • King Edward's School, New Street.
  • St. Phillip's Church, now the Cathedral. Recently built, so appearing in pride of place on top of the hill.
  • New Hall
 Birmingham from the east 1732, William Westley

Birmingham - historical maps