Place:King's Heath, Worcestershire, England

NameKing's Heath
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates52.4314°N 1.8941°W
Located inWorcestershire, England     ( - 1911)
Also located inWarwickshire, England     (1911 - 1974)
West Midlands, England     (1974 - )
See alsoKings Norton, Worcestershire, Englandcivil parish of which it was part until 1911
Birmingham, Warwickshire, Englandcity into which it was absorbed in 1911
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Kings Heath is a suburb of Birmingham, England, three miles south of the city centre. It is the next suburb south from Moseley on the Alcester Road.


Kings Heath came into being as a village in Worcestershire in the 18th century with the improvements to the Alcester to Birmingham road acting as a catalyst for new houses and farms. Prior to this the area was largely uninhabited wasteland and part of the parish of Kings Norton. In 1911 Kings Norton parish ceased being part of Worcestershire and was absorbed into Birmingham.

The streets running off the high street are dominated by pre-1919 terraced, owner occupied housing.

Highbury Park is adjacent to Highbury Hall, which used to be a residence of Joseph Chamberlain (1836–1914), the British politician and statesman.

Research Tips

  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Worcestershire illustrates the parish boundaries of Worcestershire when rural districts were still in existence and before the West Midlands came into being. The map publication year is 1931. The map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • British History Online has a collection of local maps from the Ordnance Survey 1883-1893. Rural areas are included, but these may be especially useful for investigation the suburbs of large towns.
  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Worcestershire as well as leading to a collection of 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
  • The Midlands Historical Data project produces searchable facsimile copies of old local history books and directories of interest to genealogists. It specialises in the three counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, working closely with libraries, archives and family history societies in the area. Digital images are made freely available to participating organisations to improve public access. Free search index on its web-site to all its books. In many cases payment will be required to see the extract.
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
  2. excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.

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