Tyburn Ward

Tyburn is a relatively young ward, having been formed out of the old Kingsbury Ward in 2004, and takes its name from the Tyburn Road that passes through the length of the ward. It comprises the areas of Castle Vale, Birches Green, Erdington Hall and Pype Hayes and is bordered by the M6 motorway.

Tyburn also has its origins in the Middle Ages, with Erdington Hall being the site of a manor house until the 20th century. Castle Vale was originally called Berwood, only receiving its new name as a result of a competition for the new housing estate built there in the 60s. Tyburn is also home to Pypes Hayes Hall, the seat of the Bagot family which sits in Pype Hayes Park.

Larges parts of the ward is made up of industrial estates and factories, the most famous being that of Jaguar Land Rover. Other notable features include the Fort Shopping area, which was formed out of the part of Fort Dunlop factory, part of which is still operating today. Castle Vale was initially the site of Castle Bromwich aerodrome, which saw the construction of the famous spitfire aeroplanes.

Two of the largest housing estates, Pype Hayes and Castle Vale, have seen much redevelopment, which has significantly transformed the area. Many of the tower blocks were demolished and new private housing was built.