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Aerial Shot Takeoff Birmingham International Airport 2008 - Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green, Fordbridge, Bacon's End, Hams Hall & Coleshill

Part of the Chelmsley Wood complex. Bottom-left is Fordbridge. Top-left is Bacon's End. Centre-right is Chelmsley. Top-right is Chelmunds Cross. The M6 & M42 motorway run across the top of the photo. The view is looking north-east towards Coleshill.

Bacon's End is a small overspill estate for Birmingham in the Chelmsley Wood complex. It is situated to the far-east of Birmingham in north Solihull. The estate was constructed in the late 1960s and is bordered by Fordbridge to the south-west, Chelmsley to the south, Chelmunds Cross to the south-east, Smith's Wood to the north and Kingshurst Hall Estate to the north-west.

The estate lies adjacent to the M6 & M42 motorways. It has four tower blocks in groups of two.

Tower blocks of the Chelmsley Wood Estates Edit

The Chelmsley Wood complex had 51 tower blocks until the late 1990s. The complex consists of 7 estates that are all closely linked to Chelmsley Wood. As of 2015 there are approximately 43 tower blocks left across the estates. Right next to Chelmsley Wood is Buckland End which has 2 tower blocks and Shard End which had 7 tower blocks, 6 of them being on Kitsland Road.

Chelmsley - 12 tower blocks

Chelmunds Cross - 4 tower blocks

  • Selwyn House, of Waterson Croft, Yorkminster Dr, built 1967 - 13 storeys
  • Somerville House, of Waterson Croft, Yorkminster Dr, built 1967 - 13 storeys
  • Mansfield House, of Woodlands Way, Yorkminster Dr, built 1967 - 11 storeys
  • Wadham House, of Woodlands War, Yorkminster Dr, built 1967 - 11 storeys

Fordbridge - 9 tower blocks - 1st to be built

Tile Cross - 6 tower blocks

Bacon's End - 4 tower blocks

Smith's Wood - 10 tower blocks

  • Newnham House, of Sheppey Dr (Area 10), built 1966 - 13 storeys
  • Birbeck House, of Guernsey Dr (Area 10), built 1966 - 13 storeys
  • Bedford House, of Sanda Croft (Area 10), built 1966 - 15 storeys
  • Westfield House, of Arran Way (Area 10), built 1966 - 15 storeys - Demolished 2012
  • Pembroke House, of Burtons Way, built 1967 - 15 storeys
  • Clare House, of Burtons Way, built 1967 - 15 storeys
  • Nuffield House, of Kingfisher Dr / Tamar Dr, built 1967 - 15 storeys - Demolished 2009-11
  • Worcester House, of Kingfisher Dr / Tamar Dr, built 1967 - 15 storeys - Demolished 2009-11
  • Gonville House, of Dove Way / Tamar Dr, built 1967 - 15 storeys - Demolished 2012
  • Girton House, of Dove Way / Tamar Dr, built 1967 - 15 storeys - Demolished 2012

Kingshurst Hall Estate - 6 tower blocks

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