Old Yardley Park, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Old Yardley Park is located off Queens Road, Yardley, Birmingham. Entrances on Church Road and School Lane.


Old Yardley Park is located in the Old Yardley Village close to St Edburgh's Church and the Old Grammar School. It is located between Church Road, School Lane and Queens Road in Yardley, Birmingham. A short walk away from Blakesley Hall.

Old Yardley Park

Old Yardley Park (Janurary 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The park has a Children's Play Area.

Old Yardley Park

Children's Play Area at Old Yardley Park (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

History of Old Yardley Park

The old village in Yardley is surrounded by St Edburgha's Church that dates back to the 13th Century. The Old Grammar School that is next to the park dates back to the 15th Century, but might have been a school on this site since the 13th Century.

Grammar School Old Yardley Park

The Grammar School near Old Yardley Park in the snow (January 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Old Yardley Park was laid out in 1898. Almshouses were built nearby on School Lane in 1904. There is a medieval moat here called Rents Moat. The Yardley Great Trust gave land in 1900 between Church Road and Queens Road for the public park to be used as Old Yardley Park. It is a short walk away from Blakesley Hall. The gardens near the Old Grammar School were restored during 2012, this including laying out a Rose Garden and Herbaceous Border.

Grammar School Old Yardley Park

The Grammar School from the Gardens at Old Yardley Park (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

There is a memorial here for Josiah Derrington 1835-1920 and Caroline Derrington 1830-1916. It was restored in 2012.

Derrington memorial Old Yardley Park

Derrington Memorial at Old Yardley Park (April 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Winter at Old Yardley Park

Old Yardley Park

Old Yardley Park (January 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Spring at Old Yardley Park

Old Yardley Park

Play Area at Old Yardley Park (April 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

26 May 2020 - On-going

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History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action
People & community, Green open spaces

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