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19th century | South Yardley local history | Birmingham City Council

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19th century

Transport changes in the 18th and 19th centuries brought a wharf on the Birmingham to Warwick Canal (from which tiles and bricks were exported and coal imported), a new alignment for the Coventry Road, and two railway stations, one at either end of today's Yardley.

Stechford acquired a station in 1844, and Acocks Green in 1852. Being in between them, Yardley did not become a railway suburb, but acquired large mansions, from which the wealthy were taken to the trains in carriages.

Towards the end of the last century terraces spread along the Coventry Road and along some of the lanes, and industry developed at Hay Mills.