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Bordesley Hall Birmingham after attack by rioters in 1791

Bordesley Hall Birmingham after attack by rioters in 1791
Bordesley Hall stood off Bordesley Park Road.It was rebuilt in grand style in 1757 by the Birmingham button magnate John Taylor I who spent some £10 000 improving the building. He emparked 15 hectares of land and laid out an ornamental pool on the brook with an island, bridge, and grotto. Exotic shrubs and swans were imported.

However, the hall was burned down during the 1791 Birmingham Riots. It was rebuilt but demolished in 1840 when the estate was sold off for lucrative housing development.

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