Stirchley is an area of Birmingham quickly becoming a popular area for young professionals looking for an affordable home. The suburb in the south of Birmingham is seeing new developments and building projects and is known as an alternative to the expensive nearby areas of Bournville and Edgbaston, whilst still providing excellent transport links and a strong community feeling.
The suburb of Stirchley is located on both sides of the Pershore Road that cuts through south Birmingham running north-south. Stirchley is sandwiched between King’s Heath on the eastern side and Bournville to the west, with the historic area of King’s Norton and Cotteridge to the south. North of Stirchley lie Edgbaston and Selly Oak. The Pershore Road provides motorists with a direct route into the city centre or southwards takes drivers out of Birmingham and connected to the M42 at Junction 2.
The Bristol Road is only a few minutes’ away that heads out to the south-western suburbs of the city. Bournville Station is the nearest rail connection to Stirchley and in fact is located just off the Pershore Road. From the station it is a journey of around 15 minutes to New Street Station in the city centre for commuters or shoppers.
Stirchley only appears in historical records in the 17th century when it was no more than a small farming settlement. By the middle of the 19th century the area was cut through by the Birmingham to Worcester canal which led to the growth of the area, though much of modern Stirchley was built in the first half of the 20th century. Many of the houses date from this period.
On the Pershore Road are many shops and restaurants, along with a gym, community centre, and Stirchley Community School. Stirchley Library is located in Bournville Lane. Within the suburb there is a strong emphasis on the community – there is an online forum promoting schools and local services, and a community group known as the ‘Stirchley Happenings’ that runs cultural events such as film nights and litter-picks and aims to turn previously disused areas into focal points with street art.
Since 2010 the area has hosted the Stirchley Community Market on the first Tuesday of every month at PSL Bowling on the Pershore Road. At the Community Market stallholders sell organic foods such as fruit and vegetables grown locally, artisanal breads, and handicraft items such as jewellery and ceramic goods.
Properties for sale in Stirchley
Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2XY
Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2LE