Monday, June 17, 2024

New Lease of Life for Bird’s House

Tudor Grove House (pic by Jacqui Fielding – Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Key Hill Cemetery).

At the start of the 20th Century, Sir Alfred Bird of Bird’s Custard fame, whose factory in Digbeth was, until a couple of years ago, owned by Bennie Gray of The Big Peg, moved into Tudor Grove House, a large country house, in Blossomfield Road, Solihull at the start of the 20th Century.

Sir Alfred Bird is buried in Warstone Lane cemetery.

Tudor Grove House was originally built for Alfred Lovekin, a Birmingham Silversmith, trading from The Standard Works in Vittoria Street, and later taken over by T Fattorini.

The house, which is Grade II Listed, has stood empty for several years but now has a new lease of life when planning permission was recently granted to turn it into a Care Home and Assisted Living development.

Note: (Marie Haddleton’s Mother-in-Law (Elizabeth Bird) was a direct descendent of the Bird family).

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