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Coventry+Cathedral+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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Coventry Cathedral - Culture, history and faith

The ruined Coventry Cathedral was built between the 14th & 15th centuries, but destroyed during the Coventry Blitz in 1940. The new cathedral was built next to it from 1956 to 1962.

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Wolverhampton Low Level - a former railway station in Wolverhampton!

Below Wolverhampton Station (formerly Wolverhampton High Level) is the former Wolverhampton Low Level. Opened in 1854 as Wolverhampton Joint, renamed in 1856. Closed in 1972 to passengers.

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Stratford House, Highgate - A Birmingham Gem!

Stratford House is a Grade II* listed building on Stratford Place, between Moseley Road and New Moseley Road, and near Highgate Middleway. Built in 1601 for Ambrose and Bridget Rotton.

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Hay Hall, Tyseley - A hidden Birmingham Gem!

Hidden away around the corner from the tip in Tyseley is Hay Hall on Redfern Road. A Grade II listed building and a former sub-manor house of the Este family of Yardley.

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Walsall Arboretum - A wonderful open space!

Walsall Arboretum is a Victorian public park situated on Broadway North in Walsall and it opened to the public in 1874. The large lake is the Hatherton Lake, there is also the Small Pool.

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Passions: Environment & green action, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces
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Olton Reservoir - A private open space

It is only possible to see Olton Reservoir from the train, there is no access to members of the public and impossible to see it from the Warwick Road. Built 1799 to supply water to Grand Union

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St+Edburgha%27s+Church%2c+Yardley+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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St Edburgha's Church, Yardley - Culture, history and faith

St Edburgha's Church is situated in Old Yardley Village. A Grade I listed building of 13th Century origin, but mostly of the 14th and 15th Centuries. Including monument to Henry Greswolde.

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St Laurence's Church, Northfield - Culture, history and faith

St Laurence's Church is a Grade I listed parish church in Northfield that dates to the 12th Century. Located in a conservation area near the Great Stone Inn and Village Pound.

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St+Nicolas%27+Church%2c+Kings+Norton+-+Culture%2c+history+and+faith
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St Nicolas' Church, Kings Norton - Culture, history and faith

St Nicolas' Church is the parish church of Kings Norton. A church has been on this site since the 11th Century, although this one dates from the 13th to 19th Centuries.

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The Brewmaster's House - A Birmingham Gem!

The Brewmaster's House is next to The ICC and opposite Brindleyplace. It was built in 1816 and was the first Birmingham Conservation Trust restoration project to be completed in 1984.

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Villa Park - Home of Aston Villa FC

Villa Park is the home of Aston Villa Football Club. The ground opened in 1897. Aston Villa is one of the founding members of the world's first  Football League. 

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The+former+Floodgate+Street+Board+School%2c+Digbeth+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The former Floodgate Street Board School, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

The Grade II* listed building at the Digbeth Campus of South & City College Birmingham, on Floodgate Street, Moores Row and Milk Street. Built as the Floodgate Street Board School in 1891.

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The+Foundation+of+the+Schools+of+King+Edward+VI+in+Birmingham+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham - A Birmingham Gem!

The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham dates back to the founding of King Edward's School in 1552. Today it includes 12 schools.

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Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+city+with+a+great+mix+of+amazing+historic+buildings
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing historic buildings

Here, through features, galleries, maps and tours, we'd like to introduce you to some of the wonderful historic builds and architecture on show in and across Birmingham. 

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Edgbaston+Stadium+-+Home+to+Warwickshire+County+Cricket+Club
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Edgbaston Stadium - Home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Edgbaston Cricket Ground, also known as the County Ground or Edgbaston Stadium, is based in Birmingham. The home of Warwickshire County Cricket Ground. Was redeveloped during 2010-11

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The+Former+Lloyd%27s+Bank+Building+at+22a+Great+Hampton+Street+-+an+historic+gem!
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The Former Lloyd's Bank Building at 22a Great Hampton Street - an historic gem!

The Former Lloyd's Bank Building at 22a Great Hampton Street - an historic gem!

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Baddesley+Clinton+-+National+Trust+-+A+Warwickshire+Historic+Gem!
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Baddesley Clinton - National Trust - A Warwickshire Historic Gem!

Baddesley Clinton is a National Trust property in Warwickshire. A moated manor house with gardens, with origins in the 13th century. Was home of the Brome and later Ferrers family.

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St Paul's Church, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

St Paul’s Church, in the centre of the Square, is a Grade I listed building and was built at the same time as the square, completed in 1779. Tower / spire added by 1823.

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St Martin in the Bullring - A Birmingham Gem!

The church, known as St Martin in the Bullring, is a Grade II* listed building in what is now called St Martin’s Square. A Victorian church with 13th century origins.

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Coventry Register Office part of which was the Gatehouse of Cheylesmore Manor - A Coventry Gem!

The Gatehouse of Cheylesmore Manor now forms part of Coventry Register Office. It is all that remains of a Royal Palace that belonged to the Black Prince, dating back to the 14th Century.

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Ford's Hospital - A Coventry Tudor Gem!

Ford's Hospital is situated on Greyfriars Lane in Coventry. It was built in the early 16th century. Damaged by an air raid in 1940, it was later restored in 1953. A Grade I listed building

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Weekin Works, Harborne - A Birmingham Gem!

The Weekin Works is on Park Hill Road next to the Harborne Walkway in Harborne. Formerly the site of the Chad Vally toy car factory, in the 1950s and 1960s.

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National Trust - Attingham Park and Hall

Attingham Park and Hall is an English country house and estate in Shropshire, now owned by the National Trust. Completed in 1785. Built for Noel Hill, 1st Baron Berwick, a former MP.

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Roundhouse Birmingham - A City Gem!

The Roundhouse was built for the London and North Western Railway as a mineral and coal wharf in 1874, on the Birmingham Canal Navigations Mainline near Sheepcote Street.

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Birmingham Progressive Synagogue - Culture, history and faith

A Liberal Jewish synagogue now on Bishopsgate Street in Westside, Birmingham, at Roseland Way. Formerly on Sheepcote Street where The Bank is now until 2006.

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