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Chelmsley Wood
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The Royal Mail Building in the Town Centre
Chelmsley Wood is located in West Midlands county
Chelmsley Wood
Chelmsley Wood
Population 12,453 (2011)
OS grid reference SP1886
Civil parish
  • Chelmsley Wood
Metropolitan borough
  • Solihull
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Birmingham
Postcode district B37
Dialling code 0121
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Meriden
List of places
West Midlands
52°28′34″N 1°43′45″W / 52.47612°N 1.72906°W / 52.47612; -1.72906

Chelmsley Wood is a neighbourhood, civil parish and big housing estate of Birmingham in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, England. 12,453 people lived in it in 2013. It is near Birmingham Airport and the National Exhibition Centre. It is about 8 miles (13 km) east of Birmingham City Centre and 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Solihull town centre.


OS map 1887 Chelmsley Wood
OS map of Chelmsley Wood in 1887, before the area was built on

Chelmsley Wood is a new area, which was built by Birmingham City Council in the late 1960s and early 1970s on very old woodland, once part of the Forest of Arden.

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