The area has around 16,000 people living in it, including the nearby Great Park estates, actually spilling into the Northfield area, which have been dubbed "South Rubery".
Rubery is divided into two essential areas, either side of the A38. North of the A38 is primarily residential consisting of a sub-area named
Waseley. South of the A38 is the High Street (New Road) where Rubery's retail activity is concentrated, as well as an extensive residential area, consisting of a sub-area named Beacon.
The local councillors are Peter McDonald (Labour - Waseley (District), Beacon Ward (County)), and David McGrath (Independent, Beacon (District).
Geographically, Rubery is located in the valley of the
Waseleyand Lickey Hills, and within the basin of the Callowbrook and thus the River Rea. Politically, it lies in the Beacon Ward of Worcestershire County Council, and under both the Waseley and Beacon areas for Bromsgrove District Council.
Rubery has in recent years benefited from the
brownfield siteGreat Park, which provides numerous leisure activities, namely an Empire Cinema, Hollywood Bowl, Gala Bingo, Greens Health and Fitness, Frankie and Bennys, Chiquitos, Brewers Fayreand a Premier Innas well as further housing there is also a Morrisonswhich was a Safeway Megastore
Both the Birmingham and Bromsgrove parts are
Rubery is situated next to
Longbridge, where the remains of the Austin motor works, mostly demolished following the MG Rover collapse in April '05, can be found. Frankleyis to the north, and Lickeyis to the south.
Rubery is also only nine miles from
The word 'Rubery' comes from the old English word 'rowbery' meaning 'a rough hill', which there is in the village of Rubery. There are different spellings due to the way people used to pronounce words back then.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Rubery — This unusual and interesting name, with its variant spellings Rowberry, Rowbrey, Rowbury, Ruberry and Rubra, is of medieval English origin and is a dialectal variant of a locational name Roborough from two places so called in Devon and the Isle… … Surnames reference
Rubery Owen — is a British engineering company which was founded in 1884 in Darlaston, West Midlands.HistoryIn 1884 the company was started by John Rubery and his two brothers, as an ironworks manufacturing gates and fences. In 1893 the two brothers were… … Wikipedia
Park House, Rubery — Park House is an office building located Rubery, West Midlands in England. It is currently leased to Zurich Financial Services and is used by their Risk Services division … Wikipedia
Bristol Road bus corridor, Birmingham — Bristol Road Routes 61 Birmingham Frankley X62 Birmingham Rubery 63 Birmingham Frankley 143 … Wikipedia
List of bus routes in the West Midlands county — A map which shows the area these routes operate in. This is a list of all the Network West Midlands bus routes in the West Midlands, England. Contents 1 … Wikipedia
Northfield Hospital — The Water Tower, Hollymoor Hospital, Northfield, Birmingham. All that remains of the former mental hospital. The Northfield Hospital was a psychiatric hospital located at Tessal Lane, Northfield near Birmingham, England, and is famous prima … Wikipedia
Northfield, Birmingham — Coordinates: 52°24′29″N 1°57′47″W / 52.408°N 1.963°W / 52.408; 1.963 … Wikipedia
British Racing Motors — BRM Full name British Racing Motors Base … Wikipedia
National Express West Midlands Bristol Road Lines 61, 62 and 63 — Infobox West Midlands Buses number=61, 62 and 63 operator=National Express West Midlands various other operators garage=Birmingham Central vehicle=Dennis Trident 2, Volvo B7TL Plaxton President s, Optare Spectra, Volvo B7TL Alexander ALX400… … Wikipedia
Norwood, Rhode Island — Norwood is a neighborhood in the city of Warwick, Rhode Island, USA. Location Norwood is located in a northern region of Warwick, its northern (shortest) border being the Pawtuxet River and the city of Cranston, Rhode Island. Norwood s shape can… … Wikipedia