Bournville Quaker Meeting House - A Birmingham Gem!

The Friends' Meeting House in Bournville is near Linden Road and the Village Green. Built in 1905, architect W. Alexander Harvey. There is a bronze bust of George Cadbury facing the green.


Where is Bournville Quaker Meeting House?

The Bournville Quaker Meeting House is located at 65 Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JT.

 

In brief

The Quaker Meeting House in Bournville, built in 1905 to the designs of W. Alexander Harvey. After the death of George Cadbury in 1922, a bronze bust was erected at the side facing the Village Green, and his ashes buried below.

 

Bournville Quaker Meeting House - history of the build

Built at a site on Linden Road near the Village Green in 1905, the architect was W. Alexander Harvey. The Cadbury's were Quakers, so there is no pubs built in the village. Built of red brick with stone dressings. At the right hand side of the building is the bronze bust of George Cadbury (1839 - 1922), with his ashes buried below. It is now a Grade II listed building.

Bournville Quaker Meeting HouseBournville Quaker Meeting House from the Village Green (April 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The bronze bust of George Cadbury

The bronze bust of George Cadbury (1839 to 1922). His ashes are buried below, it can be seen from the Village Green.

Bournville Quaker Meeting HouseBournville Quaker Meeting House from the Village Green (April 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Christmas Tree at the Quaker Meeting House

The Christmas tree outside of the Quaker Meeting House is permenant and can be seen from Linden Road and the Village Green all year around. At Christmas time it is decorated with fairy lights, and is something nice to see during the winter months. A Christmas star is usually placed on top.

Bournville Meeting HouseBournville Quaker Meeting House from the Village Green (December 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

26 Apr 2021 - On-going

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History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture

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