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Local History Material at Tower Hill Library

Birchfield Road, Perry Barr


Tower Hill Library houses its own collection of local history material and the collection of the

Barr and Aston Local History Societywho have made their material available to library users.

The collections include books, photographs, maps and pamphlets relating to Great Barr, Perry Barr, Hamstead
and Tower Hill.

Also available are

  • local census returns for 1841-1891
  • Botham's Map of 1794 and the 1840 Tithe Map
    (both with their indexes)
  • a copy of the Burial Register for St. John's Church, Perry Village
  • volumes of newspaper cuttings covering the trial of William Booth and the Hamstead Mining Disaster.


Old Manor House


Photograph of the Old Manor House, Tower Hill, taken in 1933.



Please select the picture to see a larger version.



Aston and Perry Barr
Great Barr, Oscott and Kingstanding
Local History Societies which meet in Birmingham Libraries