The Kings Norton Green

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The Kings Norton Green

 

Kings Nortonís Green since the fifteenth century has been the hub of activity at this manor of the Middle Ages. As its name indicates, Kings Norton, along with Kings Heath was the property of the reigning monarch.

It never fails to surprise visitors how rural-like Kings Norton seems considering its proximity to Birminghamís center. A walk down the junction of Kings Norton will take you to cottages and split bridges of the system of canal which connects it to the Canal of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Green of Kings Norton has a few noteworthy buildings in the immediate vicinity. St Nicholas Church, which dates back to the 15th century, is one such building and it is a spectacular architectural piece which further enhances the village green. Another is the Saracen's Head, also from the fifteenth century.

The Old Grammar School is one of the oldest buildings in Kings Norton. It is distinctive because of its timbered structure which was actually open to the public until the late 17th century. It has since been converted into a community center for talks and groups of historical interest.

On the churchyard grounds is a plaque attached to the wall that was placed in memory of one of the Schoolís headmasters.