Barston

Barston

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 52.39963
longitude= -1.69719
population= 499
official_name= Barston
metropolitan_borough= Solihull
region= West Midlands
metropolitan_county= West Midlands
constituency_westminster= Meriden
post_town= SOLIHULL
postcode_district = B92
postcode_area= B
dial_code=
os_grid_reference= SP207780
london_distance=

Barston is a village and civil parish in Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. It is about six km east of Solihull and is located inside a large meander of the River Blythe. The nearest large city is Birmingham. According to the 2001 UK Census, the parish had a population of 499.

There are some fine historic buildings, some of them timber-framed. The Church of St. Swithin is a Church of England church which dates from 1721, and is built on the site of an earlier church. The village also possesses a pub, [http://www.thebullsheadbarston.co.uk The Bulls Head] , and about 50 residential properties. There is no bus service or any other from of public transport in the village, although an abandoned bus stop still exists at the end of the central road of Barston, Oak Lane, which is left over from an old school service from the 1970s. Next to the bus stop is an old-fashioned red phone box. There is a sewage treatment works near the village.

The footballer Robbie Keane owned a house in Barston whilst playing for Coventry City F.C. in the early half of the 1990s.

External links

* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=42648 British History Online - The Parish of Barston]


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