Edgbaston Guinea Gardens

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Edgbaston Guinea Gardens are the last remaining example in Birmingham of groups of detached rented gardens which once encircled eighteenth century Birmingham.  Upwards of two thousand town gardens, laid out on sites divided by hedges, with annual rents of between 17/6 and 30/- were tenanted largely by the skilled working class.  The tenants of the gardens were described in 1849 as “principally inhabitants of the town of Birmingham, engaged in manufactures and shops. . . .”

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