28 March 2013

A Walk Round Regency Brum: 1819 Map

This map was published in 1819 and was included in the book A Description of Modern Birmingham by Charles Pye. The book also includes observations of the town which fit nicely with the map, and can be found online here. The angle is slightly skewed, with north towards the right.



Below: The buildings in the map have been colour co-ordinated and have an index underneath so that you can find out more about them. Not all the buildings have posts written about them, but they will slowly be added. West is at the top of the map.

BIRMINGHAM in the Year 1819
Click on the orange links below to find out more about each of the buildings on the 1819 map.

RED SECTION
Around St. Philip's Church
1. St. Philip's Church
2. Royal Hotel- Temple Row
3. Rectory of St. Philip's
4. Blue Coat School

ORANGE SECTION
New Street and area behind
top to bottom
1. Christ Church- New Street
2. Panorama- New Street
3. Post Office- New Street
4. Theatre- New Street
5. National School- Pinfold Street
6. Meeting House- King Street
7. Free Grammar School- New Street
8. Meeting House- Old Meeting Street
9. Hen and Chickens Hotel- New Street

YELLOW SECTION
Area of Cannon Street and Union Street
1. Meeting House- Cannon Street
2. Meeting House- near Cannon Street
3. Union Insurance- Union Street
4. Library- Union Street
5. Fire Office- Union Street
6. Dispensary- Union Street

GREEN SECTION
High Street, Bull Ring, Markets and area
along route from...
1. Smithfield Market- Moat Row
2. White Hart Pub- High Street (Digbeth)
3. George Pub- High Street (Digbeth)
4. St. Martin's Church- Bull Ring
5. Bull Ring Market Place & Nelson Statue- Bull Ring
6. Nelson Inn- Bull Ring
7. Public Office- Moor Street
8. Swan Inn- High Street
9. Court of Requests- High Street
10. Castle Inn- High Street/Castle Street
11. Meeting House- Carrs Lane
12. Meeting House- New Meeting Street

TURQUOISE SECTION
Area around Old Square
1. Saracen's Head- Bull Street
2. Stork- Old Square
3. Old Square
4. Quaker's Meeting- Bull Street
5. Meeting House- Steelhouse Lane
6. Poor House- Lichfield Street

to be numbered
BLUE SECTION
Misc buildings: clockwise from top
Crescent- back of Cambridge Street
Albion Mill- Summer Row
Hospital- Summer Lane
Asylum- out of the town
Baths- Blews Street
Nail Manufactory- Blews Street / Brewery Street
Union Mill- Holte Street
Barracks- Windsor Street
Mills- near canal
Spring Gardens- Floodgate Street
[Deritend] Brewery- Bradley Street
Deritend House- Bradley Street
Lady Well Baths- near Hurst Street
St. Martin's Rectory- Edgbaston Street
Unmarked building- Suffolk Street
Lancaster School- Severn Street
Worcester Canal Office
Canal Office- Paradise Street
Gas Works- Gas Street
Brass House- Broad Street

to be numbered
PURPLE SECTION
Misc religious buildings: clockwise from top
Roman Chapel- near King Edward's Place
Meeting House- Newhall Street
St. Paul's Chapel- St. Paul's Square
Meeting House- Bond Street
Roman Chapel- Shadwell Street
St. Mary's Chapel- Whittal Street
Meeting House- Belmont Row
Ashted Chapel- Barlock Street
St. Bartholemew's Chapel- Masshouse Lane
St. John's Chapel- Deritend
Synagogue- near Gough Street
Meeting House- Paradise Street
Jewish Burial Ground- near Worcester Canal

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