Springfield, Birmingham facts for kids

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Springfield
Springfield shown within the West Midlands
Population 31,391 (2011.Ward)
• Density 69.3 per ha
OS grid reference SP095815
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BIRMINGHAM
Postcode district B13
Dialling code 0121
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Birmingham Hall Green
List of places
UK
England
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Springfield is a ward in south east Birmingham, England, created in 2004 from much of the old Sparkhill ward. It is a part of the formal district of Hall Green.

Places of interest

The area is served by the Sparkhill Library that has, with its distinctive clock tower, developed into a local landmark. It was built in 1900 as the council house for the Yardley District Council. The building was converted into a library and opened on January 19, 1923. It is one of the earliest examples of double glazing windows in a public building.

St John's Church, Sparkhill is the Anglican Parish church for the northern part of Springfield Ward. It is also home of the charity, Narthex Sparkhill. Also in the area is St Christopher's Church, Springfield.

Transport

Spring Road railway station is located within the ward's boundaries and is located on the Birmingham Snow Hill-Stratford-upon-Avon line. National Express West Midlands operates the numbers 2, 3, 5, 6, and 31 bus routes, to and from Birmingham city centre.


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