Tyburn is a ward in Birmingham, England[2] formerly known as Kingsbury.

Tyburn is located in West Midlands county
Location within the West Midlands
Population25,927 (2011.Ward)[1]
• Density29.1 per ha
OS grid referenceSP135912
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtB24, B35
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
West Midlands
52°31′22″N 1°48′36″W / 52.5227°N 1.8100°W / 52.5227; -1.8100

It is part of the Erdington formal district and comprises Castle Vale, Fort Parkway in Castle Bromwich, the Pype Hayes area of Erdington, Birches Green and Tyburn Road. The significant landmarks in the area include Jaguar Cars' Castle Bromwich Assembly factory, Fort Dunlop and Pype Hayes Park.

The Castle Vale Library, built in 2006, serves the area. The library was designed by Birmingham-based Associated Architects and built by the Castle Vale Housing Action Trust.

Geography of the area edit

Tyburn covers the municipal housing estates of Birches Green, Pype Hayes and Castle Vale as well as Erdington Hall, a residential area.

The housing estates of Pype Hayes and Castle Vale have witnessed significant regeneration in recent times. Entire estates in Pype Hayes were cleared and replaced with modern housing by Birmingham City Council. Castle Vale was home to one of Europe's largest urban regeneration projects which resulted in the demolition of many tower blocks and low rise flats and the construction of a retail park and semi-detached modern housing. This was done by the Housing Action Trust, established in 1993.

The industrial area of Bromford was formerly part of the old Kingsbury Ward most of which was incorporated into the new Tyburn Ward. It has witnessed redevelopment in the form of the construction of the Fort Shopping Centre and the Heartlands Spine Road which connects the A47 Nechells to the A47 Chester Road.

Population edit

The 2001 Population Census recorded that there were 16,480 people living in Tyburn with a population density of 2,816 people per km2 compared with 3,649 people per km2 for Birmingham. This ward has the smallest population of all Birmingham City wards. 8.9% (1,465) of the ward's population consists of ethnic minorities compared with 29.6% for Birmingham in general. At the time of the 2011 Census the population had increased to 25,927.

Politics edit

Tyburn is represented by three Labour councillors on Birmingham City Council.

The ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer.

People living in the area tend see themselves as living in Erdington, Castle Bromwich, Birches Green or Castle Vale, people seldom say they live in Tyburn.

References edit

  1. ^ "Birmingham Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Erdington constituency".

External links edit