SP1686 : Shirestone Road turning circle, Tile Cross

taken 6 years ago, near to Tile Cross, Birmingham, Great Britain

Shirestone Road turning circle, Tile Cross
Shirestone Road turning circle, Tile Cross
This relatively small turning circle was once used by buses from Birmingham city centre via Bordesley Green and Meadway. However, since the construction of the vast Chelmsley Wood housing estate immediately east of here, most buses serving this end of Tile Cross Road (in front of the shops) have extended there. In the early 1980s there were still buses timetabled to turn here, but nothing has been scheduled to for many years, and the bus stop pole that I remember being here about ten years ago has disappeared. Shirestone Road appears to be a dual carriageway; however, the road in the foreground is in fact a service road for some blocks of flats, and runs parallel to Shirestone Road proper (just visible on the left).
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 23 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1633 8693 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.8032N 1:45.6590W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1632 8691
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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