Geo-Trips :: Across the West Midlands

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A drive from Banbury, Sun, 3 Jun 2018 by David Howard

One of my planned summer trips to make the most of the light, the primary purpose was to get into square SJ. The only slip was discovering a pre-Worboys 15 MPH sign was on a road I passed without knowing it, not having an intact version in my collection but only two which are badly vandalised. Otherwise it all went smoothly, my first ever trip to Wolverhampton which was a lot better than I expected, although the focus failed nearby losing a stretch of road I'm unlikely ever to visit again. There was no shortage of facilities (petrol, food, toilets etc) beyond the M40 so no need to wait long before attending to any required functions. Dudley Priory was a particular bonus as it's on the main road back and I didn't know it existed, but the camera destroyed the best pictures I got of it, like the old days when you didn't know what they'd be like till they came back from the chemist.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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SJ9106 : Brewood Road at the corner of Stafford Road by David Howard
Brewood Road at the corner of Stafford Road

SJ9105 : Old Stafford Road, Cross Heath by David Howard
Old Stafford Road, Cross Heath
Next to the golf club

SJ9105 : Old Stafford Road, Cross Heath by David Howard
Old Stafford Road, Cross Heath

SP0464 : The first houses in Worcestershire by David Howard
The first houses in Worcestershire
The Slough, Redditch. They are actually the second row but I found these more interesting.

SO9182 : The Foley Arms, Stourbridge by David Howard
The Foley Arms, Stourbridge

SO9084 : Businesses on Hagley Road, Stourbridge by David Howard
Businesses on Hagley Road, Stourbridge
Mainly accountants

SO8984 : Waterslide at Stourbridge Leisure Centre by David Howard
Waterslide at Stourbridge Leisure Centre

SJ9102 : Houses on the corner of Stafford Road and Mclean Road by David Howard
Houses on the corner of Stafford Road and Mclean Road

SP0272 : Alvechurch Garage by David Howard
Alvechurch Garage

SP0272 : Birmingham Road, Alvechurch by David Howard
Birmingham Road, Alvechurch

SP1057 : Bend on Stratford Road, Alcester by David Howard
Bend on Stratford Road, Alcester

SP4241 : The Roebuck, Drayton by David Howard
The Roebuck, Drayton
The cottage is touching the pub but I don't know if they are connected inside.

SP2153 : The Armillary, Stratford on Avon by David Howard
The Armillary, Stratford on Avon
A controversial 25 foot high, corten steel art work on the roundabout at the... more

SP0858 : Broad Lane Leisure, Alcester by David Howard
Broad Lane Leisure, Alcester
It's on Birmingham Road not Broad Lane, and is a chain of Caravan Dealers from a... more

SP0762 : Spernal Ash Garage, Studley by David Howard
Spernal Ash Garage, Studley

SJ9102 : The end of Lymer Road, Oxley by David Howard
The end of Lymer Road, Oxley

SO9497 : Bulger Road at the junction of Hadley Road by David Howard
Bulger Road at the junction of Hadley Road

SO9397 : Hadley Road, Bilston by David Howard
Hadley Road, Bilston

SO9497 : Hadley Road, Bilston by David Howard
Hadley Road, Bilston

SO9288 : The Woodside Inn on Pedmore Road by David Howard
The Woodside Inn on Pedmore Road

SO9288 : SSE Pipefittings on Pedmore Road by David Howard
SSE Pipefittings on Pedmore Road

SO9286 : Green verge on Merry Hill by David Howard
Green verge on Merry Hill

SO9182 : Roundabout on Ham Lane, Pedmore by David Howard
Roundabout on Ham Lane, Pedmore

SP0762 : Layby on Spernal Ash by David Howard
Layby on Spernal Ash
It was a nice wee spot, highly convenient. Enough said.

SP4540 : Offices on Southam Road, Banbury by David Howard
Offices on Southam Road, Banbury

SP4541 : Brand new Waitrose on Southam Road, Banbury by David Howard
Brand new Waitrose on Southam Road, Banbury
This was an empty space less than a year ago.

SP4541 : Pedestrian crossing on Hennef Way, Banbury by David Howard
Pedestrian crossing on Hennef Way, Banbury

SP2649 : Old Warwick Road, Ettington by David Howard
Old Warwick Road, Ettington

SP2649 : Converted church on Banbury Road, Ettington by David Howard
Converted church on Banbury Road, Ettington
The new wing was added in 2009

SP2153 : Roundabout on the A4390, Stratford on Avon by David Howard
Roundabout on the A4390, Stratford on Avon
The small bypass appears very recent. No material is easy to find online but I... more

SP2053 : Roundabout on Trinity Way, Stratford on Avon by David Howard
Roundabout on Trinity Way, Stratford on Avon

SP1954 : Houses by Seven Meadows Road, Stratford on Avon by David Howard
Houses by Seven Meadows Road, Stratford on Avon

SP1954 : Car park on Grove Road, Stratford on Avon by David Howard
Car park on Grove Road, Stratford on Avon

SO9674 : Sutton Motorcycles on Birmingham Road, Upper Catshill by David Howard
Sutton Motorcycles on Birmingham Road, Upper Catshill

SO9674 : Houses on Birmingham Road, Lower Marlbrook by David Howard
Houses on Birmingham Road, Lower Marlbrook

SJ9104 : Stafford Road, Coven Heath by David Howard
Stafford Road, Coven Heath

SJ9105 : Stafford Road, Coven Heath by David Howard
Stafford Road, Coven Heath

SJ9105 : Old Stafford Road at the junction of Stafford Road by David Howard
Old Stafford Road at the junction of Stafford Road

SJ9105 : Brewood Road at the junction of Old Stafford Road by David Howard
Brewood Road at the junction of Old Stafford Road

SJ9105 : Stafford Road, Coven Heath by David Howard
Stafford Road, Coven Heath
Looking towards the Three Hammers golf centre

SP0859 : The Kings Court Hotel, Kings Coughton by David Howard
The Kings Court Hotel, Kings Coughton

SO9490 : Priory Park, Dudley by David Howard
Priory Park, Dudley
Overlooking the priory ruins

SO9490 : Priory Park, Dudley by David Howard
Priory Park, Dudley
Overlooking the priory ruins

SO9490 : The Broadway, Dudley by David Howard
The Broadway, Dudley

SO9490 : The Broadway, Dudley by David Howard
The Broadway, Dudley

SO9490 : Castle Hill Casino, Dudley by David Howard
Castle Hill Casino, Dudley

SO9590 : Roundabout on Castle Hill, Dudley by David Howard
Roundabout on Castle Hill, Dudley

SO9389 : Sculpture on Duncan Edwards Way, Dudley by David Howard
Sculpture on Duncan Edwards Way, Dudley
The roundabouts along the city centre trunk roads all have sculptures in the... more

SO9289 : Pedestrian crossing on Stourbridge Road, Dudley by David Howard
Pedestrian crossing on Stourbridge Road, Dudley

SO9289 : Stourbridge Road, Dudley by David Howard
Stourbridge Road, Dudley

SO9198 : Wolverhampton University on Stafford Street by David Howard
Wolverhampton University on Stafford Street

SO9198 : Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton by David Howard
Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton

SO9198 : The Hooded Ram on Lichfield Street by David Howard
The Hooded Ram on Lichfield Street

SO9198 : The Chubb Buildings, Wolverhampton by David Howard
The Chubb Buildings, Wolverhampton
It may have been a key factory but it's now a cinema

SO9198 : The back of Wolverhampton Court from the Ring Road by David Howard
The back of Wolverhampton Court from the Ring Road

SO9298 : Industrial block on Bilston Road, Wolverhampton by David Howard
Industrial block on Bilston Road, Wolverhampton
I only discovered the A41 here no longer reaches within a mile of my house but... more

SO9297 : The Red Lion, Monmore Green by David Howard
The Red Lion, Monmore Green
I had no idea Wolverhampton had trams (they look like the Croydon ones I do know... more

SO9297 : Retail units on Bilston Road, Monmore Green by David Howard
Retail units on Bilston Road, Monmore Green

SO9397 : Builders Centre on Bilston Road, Monmore Heath by David Howard
Builders Centre on Bilston Road, Monmore Heath

SO9397 : Flats on Bilston Road, Monmore Heath by David Howard
Flats on Bilston Road, Monmore Heath

SO9496 : Wellington Road at the junction of The Crescent by David Howard
Wellington Road at the junction of The Crescent

SO9496 : Small park on Wellington Road, Bilston by David Howard
Small park on Wellington Road, Bilston

SO9491 : Priory Road at the junction of Mayfield Road by David Howard
Priory Road at the junction of Mayfield Road

SO9491 : Shops on Priory Road, Dudley by David Howard
Shops on Priory Road, Dudley

SO9491 : Houses on Priory Road, Dudley by David Howard
Houses on Priory Road, Dudley

SO9492 : Tomlins car sales on Birmingham New Road by David Howard
Tomlins car sales on Birmingham New Road

SO9492 : Birmingham New Road, Dudley by David Howard
Birmingham New Road, Dudley

SO9393 : Birmingham New Road, Roseville by David Howard
Birmingham New Road, Roseville

SJ9102 : Elston Hall Lane at the corner of Fordhouse Lane by David Howard
Elston Hall Lane at the corner of Fordhouse Lane

SJ9101 : Stafford Road, Oxley by David Howard
Stafford Road, Oxley

SJ9100 : Stafford Road, Oxley by David Howard
Stafford Road, Oxley

SJ9100 : Railway bridge on Stafford Road by David Howard
Railway bridge on Stafford Road

SJ9100 : Screwfix on Stafford Road, Oxley by David Howard
Screwfix on Stafford Road, Oxley

SO9199 : Stafford Street, Wolverhampton by David Howard
Stafford Street, Wolverhampton

SJ9100 : Eurofit on Stafford Road, Dunstall Hill by David Howard
Eurofit on Stafford Road, Dunstall Hill

SJ9102 : Stafford Road, Oxley by David Howard
Stafford Road, Oxley

SJ9103 : New flats on Stafford Road, Fordhouses by David Howard
New flats on Stafford Road, Fordhouses

SJ9103 : Stafford Road, Fordhouses by David Howard
Stafford Road, Fordhouses

SJ9103 : Stafford Road, Fordhouses by David Howard
Stafford Road, Fordhouses

SJ9104 : Houses on Stafford Road, Coven Heath by David Howard
Houses on Stafford Road, Coven Heath

SJ9103 : Petrol station on Stafford Road, Fordhouses by David Howard
Petrol station on Stafford Road, Fordhouses

SJ9102 : Lymer Road, Oxley by David Howard
Lymer Road, Oxley

SJ9102 : Maybush Gardens, Oxley by David Howard
Maybush Gardens, Oxley

SJ9102 : Houses on Church Road, Oxley by David Howard
Houses on Church Road, Oxley

SJ9102 : Church Road at the junction of Three Tuns Lane by David Howard
Church Road at the junction of Three Tuns Lane

SJ9102 : Advertising on Three Tuns Lane by David Howard
Advertising on Three Tuns Lane
I personally need no extra encouragement to buy KFC.

SJ9102 : Shops on Fordhouse Road, Oxley by David Howard
Shops on Fordhouse Road, Oxley

SJ9102 : Elston Hall Lane by David Howard
Elston Hall Lane

SO9495 : Tower on Black Country Route, Coseley by David Howard
Tower on Black Country Route, Coseley
Looking to the Poundland warehouse

SO9495 : Black Country Route, Ladymoor by David Howard
Black Country Route, Ladymoor

SO9495 : Black Country Route, Ladymoor by David Howard
Black Country Route, Ladymoor

SO9394 : Birmingham New Road, Woodcross by David Howard
Birmingham New Road, Woodcross

SO9394 : Birmingham New Road at the junction of Shaw Road by David Howard
Birmingham New Road at the junction of Shaw Road

SO9394 : Birmingham New Road, Upper Ettingshall by David Howard
Birmingham New Road, Upper Ettingshall

SO9394 : Birmingham New Road, Upper Ettingshall by David Howard
Birmingham New Road, Upper Ettingshall

SO9393 : Birmingham New Road, Upper Ettingshall by David Howard
Birmingham New Road, Upper Ettingshall

SO9393 : Trees on Birmingham New Road, Roseville by David Howard
Trees on Birmingham New Road, Roseville

SO9284 : Dudley Road, Lye by David Howard
Dudley Road, Lye

SO9284 : Car dealers on Dudley Road, Lye by David Howard
Car dealers on Dudley Road, Lye

SO9284 : Dudley Road, Lye by David Howard
Dudley Road, Lye

SO9183 : Grange Road, Stourbridge by David Howard
Grange Road, Stourbridge

SO9181 : Hagley Road by David Howard
Hagley Road

SO9181 : Chandos Lodge care home, Hagley by David Howard
Chandos Lodge care home, Hagley

SO9181 : Victorian villa on Hagley Road by David Howard
Victorian villa on Hagley Road

SP0371 : Redditch Road at the junction of The Holloway by David Howard
Redditch Road at the junction of The Holloway
Holloway means a sunken lane and there are quite a few in the Midlands.

SP0372 : Layby on the A441, Alvechurch by David Howard
Layby on the A441, Alvechurch

SP0372 : The A441, Alvechurch by David Howard
The A441, Alvechurch

SP0373 : Roundabout at J2 of the M42, Alvechurch by David Howard
Roundabout at J2 of the M42, Alvechurch

SO9377 : Stourbridge Road, Bell End by David Howard
Stourbridge Road, Bell End

SO9278 : Stourbridge Road, Holy Cross by David Howard
Stourbridge Road, Holy Cross

SP4441 : Houses on Warwick Road, Banbury by David Howard
Houses on Warwick Road, Banbury

SP4341 : The Barley Mow, Banbury by David Howard
The Barley Mow, Banbury

SP4141 : Victorian house on Stratford Road, Wroxton by David Howard
Victorian house on Stratford Road, Wroxton

SP3843 : The Indian Queen, Alkerton by David Howard
The Indian Queen, Alkerton
It was the New Inn on the map and probably was since it was built till recently.

SP3745 : Stratford Road at the junction of Quarry Road by David Howard
Stratford Road at the junction of Quarry Road

SP3645 : Stratford Road, Edgehill by David Howard
Stratford Road, Edgehill

SP3546 : Sun Rising Hill, Edgehill by David Howard
Sun Rising Hill, Edgehill

SP3247 : House on the A422 near Oxhill by David Howard
House on the A422 near Oxhill

SP2947 : House entrance in Pillerton Priors by David Howard
House entrance in Pillerton Priors

SP2947 : House in Pillerton Priors by David Howard
House in Pillerton Priors

SP2748 : Hillman Way, Ettington by David Howard
Hillman Way, Ettington

SP2748 : Banbury Road, Ettington by David Howard
Banbury Road, Ettington

SO8986 : Greenbank Gardens at the junction of High Street by David Howard
Greenbank Gardens at the junction of High Street

SO8986 : Chemix Autocentre on Camp Hill by David Howard
Chemix Autocentre on Camp Hill

SO8985 : Kidderminster Carpets, Amblecote by David Howard
Kidderminster Carpets, Amblecote

SO8985 : High Street, Amblecote by David Howard
High Street, Amblecote

SO8985 : Platts Crescent at the junction of High Street, Amblecote by David Howard
Platts Crescent at the junction of High Street, Amblecote

SO8985 : Houses on High Street, Amblecote by David Howard
Houses on High Street, Amblecote

SO8893 : Roundabout on Stourbridge Road, Stirchley by David Howard
Roundabout on Stourbridge Road, Stirchley

SO8889 : Houses on Moss Grove, Kinsgwinford by David Howard
Houses on Moss Grove, Kinsgwinford

SO8986 : War memorial at the entrance to Holy Trinity Church by David Howard
War memorial at the entrance to Holy Trinity Church

SP2252 : The entrance to Crofts Cottages on Banbury Road by David Howard
The entrance to Crofts Cottages on Banbury Road

SP2252 : Banbury Road by Crofts Cottages by David Howard
Banbury Road by Crofts Cottages

SP1954 : Roundabout on Seven Meadows Road, Stratford on Avon by David Howard
Roundabout on Seven Meadows Road, Stratford on Avon

SP1954 : Roundabout on Seven Meadows Road, Stratford on Avon by David Howard
Roundabout on Seven Meadows Road, Stratford on Avon

SP1955 : Houses on Alcester Road, Stratford on Avon by David Howard
Houses on Alcester Road, Stratford on Avon

SP1855 : Houses on Alcester Road, Stratford on Avon by David Howard
Houses on Alcester Road, Stratford on Avon

SP1855 : Houses by Alcester Road, Stratford on Avon by David Howard
Houses by Alcester Road, Stratford on Avon

SP1655 : Field by Alcester Road, Drayton by David Howard
Field by Alcester Road, Drayton

SP1655 : Layby by Alcester Road, Drayton by David Howard
Layby by Alcester Road, Drayton

SO8893 : Stourbridge Road, Wombourne by David Howard
Stourbridge Road, Wombourne

SP0858 : The Moat House Inn, King's Coughton by David Howard
The Moat House Inn, King's Coughton

SP0858 : The Moat House Inn, King's Coughton by David Howard
The Moat House Inn, King's Coughton

SP0761 : Houses on Haydon Way, Studley by David Howard
Houses on Haydon Way, Studley

SP0860 : Park by Birmingham Road, Coughton by David Howard
Park by Birmingham Road, Coughton

SP0662 : R W Rutter on Bromsgrove Road by David Howard
R W Rutter on Bromsgrove Road
A traditional grocer's shop.

SP0663 : New house on Node Hill, Studley by David Howard
New house on Node Hill, Studley
This is replacing a modern bungalow which was half the size.

SP0563 : The Slough, Studley by David Howard
The Slough, Studley

SP0464 : Roundabout on Rough Hill Drive, Redditch by David Howard
Roundabout on Rough Hill Drive, Redditch

SO9672 : Junction 1 car sales, Bromsgrove by David Howard
Junction 1 car sales, Bromsgrove

SO9672 : Esso garage on Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove by David Howard
Esso garage on Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove

SO9673 : Birmingham Road, Catshill by David Howard
Birmingham Road, Catshill

SP0272 : Swan Street, Alvechurch by David Howard
Swan Street, Alvechurch

SP0369 : New houses on the A411, Redditch by David Howard
New houses on the A411, Redditch
These were completed in 2017

SP0464 : McDonald's on Alcester Highway, Redditch by David Howard
McDonald's on Alcester Highway, Redditch

SP0762 : Green oak tortrix moth on Spernal Ash by David Howard
Green oak tortrix moth on Spernal Ash
Tortrix verdana http://ukmoths.org.uk/species/tortrix-viridana

SP0371 : Redditch Road south of Alvechurch by David Howard
Redditch Road south of Alvechurch

SO9671 : Old Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove by David Howard
Old Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove
From the A38

SO9179 : Woodland by Stourbridge Road, Clent by David Howard
Woodland by Stourbridge Road, Clent

SO9180 : Stourbridge Road, Hagley by David Howard
Stourbridge Road, Hagley

SO9672 : Trees by the A38, Bromsgrove by David Howard
Trees by the A38, Bromsgrove

SO9672 : Houses on the A38, Bromsgrove by David Howard
Houses on the A38, Bromsgrove

SO9477 : The Bell, Bell End by David Howard
The Bell, Bell End
I wasn't aware I'd be passing through this famous village but here it is, and... more

SO9377 : Stourbridge Road, Bell End by David Howard
Stourbridge Road, Bell End

SO9181 : Hagley Road, Pedmore by David Howard
Hagley Road, Pedmore

SO9181 : Houses on Stourbridge Road, Hagley by David Howard
Houses on Stourbridge Road, Hagley

SO8984 : Bath Road at the junction of New Street by David Howard
Bath Road at the junction of New Street
Stourbridge Leisure Centre is on the right.

SP1655 : Alcester Road, Drayton by David Howard
Alcester Road, Drayton

SP0856 : The Arrow Roundabout, Alcester by David Howard
The Arrow Roundabout, Alcester

SP0856 : Central reservation on Stratford Road, Alcester by David Howard
Central reservation on Stratford Road, Alcester

SP1156 : Stratford Road near Alcester by David Howard
Stratford Road near Alcester

SO9476 : Roundabout on Sandy Lane, Stoneybridge by David Howard
Roundabout on Sandy Lane, Stoneybridge

SO9576 : Sandy Lane at the junction of Harbours Hill by David Howard
Sandy Lane at the junction of Harbours Hill

SO8986 : The Rose and Crown, Buckpool by David Howard
The Rose and Crown, Buckpool

SO9490 : Steps to Priory Park, Dudley by David Howard
Steps to Priory Park, Dudley

SO9288 : Warehouse on Pedmore Road, Woodside by David Howard
Warehouse on Pedmore Road, Woodside

SO9286 : Merry Hill, Brierley Hill by David Howard
Merry Hill, Brierley Hill

SO9287 : Pedmore Road, Merry Hill by David Howard
Pedmore Road, Merry Hill

SO9673 : Birmingham Road, Lickey End by David Howard
Birmingham Road, Lickey End

SP0466 : Alvechurch Highway, Redditch by David Howard
Alvechurch Highway, Redditch

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