Yardley Wood is an area of Birmingham, United Kingdom, covering the easternmost quadrant of postcode area B14 (as well as Priory Rd and adjacent streets up to the city boundary), and is located across the wards of Billesley and Highter's Heath in the south of the city.

Yardley Wood
Yardley Wood is located in West Midlands county
Yardley Wood
Yardley Wood
Location within the West Midlands
OS grid referenceSP103802
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtB14
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
West Midlands
52°25′07″N 1°51′02″W / 52.418662°N 1.850586°W / 52.418662; -1.850586

To the west the area is contiguous with Warstock. Other nearby settlements include Billesley, Hall Green, Solihull Lodge, Highter's Heath and Kings Heath.

Yardley Wood is remote from the Birmingham suburb of Yardley which is located to the east of the city, although historically (prior to the 1911 Greater Birmingham Act) they were both in Yardley Rural District and hence lay within Worcestershire.[1]



The area is served by Yardley Wood railway station, despite the station being located just inside the Hall Green (B28 postcode) area, as well as by the following bus routes:

Yardley Wood Bus Garage - Yardley Wood Road
..... Yardley Wood Road
2 Birmingham to Maypole via Stoney Lane
18 to Bartley Green via Cotteridge and Northfield
27 to Frankley via Kings Heath, Stirchley, Bournville and Northfield
..... School Rd / Ravenshill Rd / Priory Rd
3 Yardley Wood, Slade Lane to Birmingham

Additionally bus route 76 (Northfield to Solihull) serves the railway station. All these bus services are run by National Express West Midlands who have a large depot in Yardley Wood with over 400 employees.[2]

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal runs through Yardley Wood (marking the boundary between Billesley and Highter's Heath wards) sitting in a deep cutting where it passes beneath School Road.[3] The canal towpath can be accessed at Yardley Wood Road (bridge no. 5), at a location once known as Happy Valley,[4] and from Priory Fields Nature Reserve (in turn accessed from Priory Road), as well as at High Street, Solihull Lodge (bridge no. 7).



Local schools include Yardley Wood Community Primary School, plus Highters Heath Community School (on the border with Warstock) Our Lady of Loudes RC Primary School (on the border with Billesley) and Christ church C OF E secondary academy.

Yardley Wood library is located on Highfield Road.[5]

Christ Church, Yardley Wood is the local parish church. There is also a local Baptist Church.[6]

The area includes a Community Centre[7] (adjacent to Highters Heath School) and a Social Club as well as a number of linked areas of natural beauty.[8]


  1. ^ "Great Britain and Ireland - interactive county map".
  2. ^ "Birmingham bus depot ranks amongst Britain's best - National Express Group PLC". www.nationalexpressgroup.com.
  3. ^ "Canal Plan".
  4. ^ "Happy Valley, Yardley Wood (with information and photographs kindly provided by Barrie Geens, Colin Scrivener, and Andrew Mealey)". Acocks Green History Society: new website.
  5. ^ Council, Birmingham City. "Yardley Wood Library". www.birmingham.gov.uk.
  6. ^ "Yardley Wood Baptist Church - Yardley Wood Baptist Church". www.ywbc.org.uk.
  7. ^ "HOME". warstockcomm.
  8. ^ "The Seven Wonders of Billesley Walk" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 June 2016.