Ancient Birmingham: the 10 original streets of Birmingham that shaped the city

These are the original streets of ancient Birmingham - which made up the medieval city

We’ve taken a look back at the city’s ancient history to discover Birmingham’s oldest streets.

When we think of Birmingham’s history, we often think of the city’s contribution art, culture and music - it’s the home of Black Sabbath and the Peaky Blinders. The city also led the Industrial Revolution from 1760 to 1840 and was hailed as the ‘City of a Thousand Trades’.

But we’d be amiss to forget the older history of Brum. The development of Birmingham as a city is said to date back to 1166 when Lord of the Manor Peter de Bermingham obtained a charter to hold a market on his land around the site where the Bullring is today.

And with transformation of Birmingham city centre reaching new heights with all the skyscrapers popping up you may not realise that some of the city’s most ancient streets which you walk on today date back centuries.

Here we take a look at some of the oldest streets in Birmingham which still remain in the city today. Let’s take a look:

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