Information About Barnt Green

Barnt Green is a village located 10 miles south of Birmingham and bordered by the Lickey Hills, Alvechurch, Bittell Reservoirs & the Birmingham - Worcester Canal. It is near to Hopwood, Tardebigge, Hewell Grange & the Lickey Incline.

Important Cross Roads

Originating from the development of the railway, Barnt Green has always been a commuter settlement. The majority of the village is a product of the 20th century. Much of its development occurred between the World Wars, with very many houses built between the 1940s and 1970s, and some newer redbrick development. The railway is still imporant. It is situated at the junction of the (Birmingham) Cross-City Line and the Birmingham - Worcester (& onward to Hereford) Cross Country Route.

Rural Village

Despite the closeness of Birmingham, Redditch & Bromsgrove, Barnt Green retains its rural feel and is surrounded by green-belt with large argricultural areas on the Eastern side towards Cobley & Tardebigge and the preserved landscape of the Lickey Hills Country Park to the North. And with Bittell Resevoirs to the Northeast and the Southwest leads to Bunter geological formation and onward to Blackwell.

Village Shops

Barnt Green has a small but thriving shopping area, with a varity of shops provided by local traders and some larger, nationally known names.

A Great Place to Relax Too

Barnt Green has a weath of clubs & associations to cater for most needs and to help you unwind from a busy day in the nearby centres of commerce & industry. From a Cricket Club that was founded in 1888 to a Sports Club that is a centre of excellence for racquet sports & with an active sailing club on the nearby reservoirs outdoor sports are well catered for. The local Social Club provides Snooker facilities & stages live entertainment. Two nearby public houses offer a wide range of quality food, wines & ales.

Ameneties & Recreation

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