Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Walking for Heritage; Heath Mill Lane

The Walking for Heritage route now takes you from Deritend High Street at the Old Crown, down Heath Mill Lane towards Fazeley Street and the canal.

As the name suggests, there was once a corn grinding mill on this lane, powered by the water from the River Rea. I cannot find much information about this mill, though I did find out that it was unusual as it had two mill wheels which were in tandem.

One of the original Free Libraries of Birmingham is also situated on Heath Mill Lane, opposite the Old Crown.

Other points of interest down this road is the wall made of crushed cars, some Victorian urinals (which are the focus of the next post!) and also St Basils church.

1 comment:

  1. St Basils used to be the home of the Double Zero Club aka the DZ much beloved of rockers (bikers) in the late 60's and early 70's