Newtown, Birmingham

Newtown, also referred to as Aston New Town, is an inner city area of Birmingham, England, just to the north of the city centre.[1]

Newtown is centred on the A34 road, locally named New Town Row which runs from Birmingham City Centre through north-west Birmingham into Walsall; and part of the A4540 which is the ring-road around the centre of the city. Newtown is bordered by a number of other areas such as the Jewellery Quarter, the Gun Quarter and the University of Aston. West is Hockley and the Hockley Flyover, to the north west is Lozells and to the north east is Aston.

Newtown was a large project in the Aston area of Birmingham, England to construct 16 tower blocks. It was approved in 1968.

Tower blocksEdit


  • Hodgson Tower
  • Baldwin House
  • Inkerman House
  • Sadler House
  • Fallows House
  • James House
  • Lloyd House
  • Reynolds House
  • Thornton House
  • Weston House
  • Manton House


  • Wiggin Tower
  • Brooks Tower
  • Bower House
  • Sayer House
  • White House

Points of interestEdit


As of May 2018, Newtown ward is served by one Labour councillor; Ziaul Islam.


  1. ^ "#GetOutside: do more in the British Outdoors". OS GetOutside. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 24 August 2020.

Coordinates: 52°29′46″N 1°53′45″W / 52.49616°N 1.895742°W / 52.49616; -1.895742