Northfield - history, heritage & culture

This feature explores the history of Northfield and the heritage & culture associated with this neighbourhood of Birmingham. 

St Laurence's Church

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.

Photo by Eliott Brown


Selly Manor (and Minworth Greaves) - Historic Gems in Bournville

Selly Manor is a timber framed building in Bournville. It was moved to its current site in 1916 by chocolate manufacturer and philanthropist George Cadbury. 

Photo's by Daniel Sturley


Bournville Carillon at Bournville Village Primary School - A historic Gem!

With 48 bells, Bournville Carillon ranks as one of the finest and largest instruments of its kind in Great Britain.  George Cadbury commissioned the Carillon as a gift to the Cadbury workers in 1906 after a visit to Bruges, Belgium.

Bournville Carillon

Photo by Elliot Brown


Bournville Baths

Bournville Baths is situated on Bournville Lane in Bournville, close to the Cadbury chocolate factory. Built between 1902 and 1904, Bournville Baths was designed by G H Lewin. There is a war memorial outside of the baths dedicated to the Cadbury Bros. workers who fell in both World Wars.

Bournville Baths


Bournville Baths

Photo's by Elliott Brown


Northfield Arts Forum

Northfield Arts Forum provides, facilitates, connects arts of all kinds. We aim to recognise & inspire creativity where we live and we work with the communities of Northfield, Kings Norton, Weoley and Longbridge.

photo by Northfield Arts Forum


Project dates

29 Mar 2022 - On-going


History & heritage, Art; Culture & creativity, People & community


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Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520