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Do you remember Weoley Park Farm?

Byline: Carl Chinn

THIS photo of the old Weoley Park Farm at the back of Selly Oak Park was sent to me by Martin Robson Riley.

He tells me that it was taken sometime in the late 1930s by Mrs Joyce Dobbs and had been kindly passed to him by her daughter Mrs Beatrice Painter.

A ground plan for the farm survives from 1734, when it was called Lodge Farm. Martin writes that the facade of the farmhouse was probably Victorian, but other parts were believed to have dated back to Tudor times.

Interestingly when the house was auctioned in 1946 it was claimed it was 'formerly the Old Manor House of Weoley Park'.

The farm was finally demolished around 1959 and a small cul-de-sac, called Lepid Grove, was built on the site.

Martin is keen to hear from anyone who recalls this farmhouse or who might have other old photographs of the area.
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