Yardley is an area in east BirminghamEngland. It is also a council constituencymanaged by its own district committee. Yardley's main shopping area is known as Yew Tree, named after the yew that stood, originally to the south of the roundabout, outside what was then Boots, then on the roundabout at the junction in the centre of Yardley.
It was later replaced by another tree located in the centre of the island. Inthe Swan Shopping Centre was opened in the area serving the Yardley area in the place of the old Swan Centre which used to hold markets. Yardley is not a town. Yardley is named in the Domesday Book and was referred to as early as in King Edgar 's Charter where it is named Gyrdleah.
It was mentioned as being under the possession of Pershore Abbey. The parish of Yardley, historically part of Worcestershirebecame the only parish in the Yardley Rural District under the Local Government Actand was added Daryl B & M Yardley* Featuring Tee Mac - Knock On Wood Birmingham and Daryl B & M Yardley* Featuring Tee Mac - Knock On Wood in The area of Gilbertstone straddles the border of Yardley and South Yardley.
Yardley has a Tudor hall called Blakesley Hall and an old churchSt Edburgha'sthat dates back to the 13th century, with the church tower and spire dating to the 15th century. It was not established by the abbey, but by Aston Church in the Diocese of Lichfield. Yardley had a manor that was owned by various lords. It remained unoccupied from onwards. His descendants sold it in to pay off debts. John Taylor, one of the founders of Lloyds Bankbought the lordship in Most of the land, had by then, been purchased by other people I Owe It All To You - Barry White - Under The Influence Of Love Taylor owned only a small portion of the original grounds.
A small section of Yardley, called Old Yardley, was granted conservation area status inbecoming Birmingham's first conservation area. Yardley also contains a moated medieval site called "Kent's Moat". Now dry, it has retained its depth and shape remarkably well considering its age, as excavations have shown evidence of inhabitation from as early as the 12th century.
Yardley has five main primary schools. Hobmoor Primary School moved to new premises in Summer The former building has been demolished and the site remains vacant to be redeveloped. Yardley's nearest railway station is Stechford railway station.
The area used to be well-served by horse-buses and then by steam buses. Electric trams were then introduced and they travelled across a new bridge at the River Cole to the Swan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Vision of Britain through Time. Twentieth Century Industrial Archaeology. Government of Birmingham. Birmingham council constituencies and wards. Bartley Green Edgbaston Harborne Quinton.
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