Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bodymoor Heath

Bodymoor Heath is a small village in North Warwickshire, perhaps best known these days as being the home of Aston Villa's training ground since the 1970s. The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal flows through the village with a crossing at Bodymoor Heath Bridge as shown below. There is private mooring here for canal boats. Not far along the canal in one direction is Kingsbury Water Park.
Bodymoor Heath Bridge
Bodymoor Heath is part of the parish of Kingsbury with some buildings dating from the 17th century1 and a Methodist chapel dating from 1844. The common land was inclosed in 1856.

1) L. F. Salzman (editor). "Parishes: Kingsbury." A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 4: Hemlingford Hundred (1947): 100-114. British History Online. Web. 14 February 2012. <http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42664>

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