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Rotton Park, Birmingham

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Rotton Park, Birmingham

Rotton Park is a former name for an area of Birmingham, England, centred on what is now known as Edgbaston. Sources differ as to the origin of the name. Some claim it is derived from the Rotton family, (Ambrose and Bridget Rotton built a surviving timber-framed house, now known as Stratford House, at Camp Hill, in 1601). Others say it is derived from the Anglo-Saxon 'rot tun', meaning 'cheerful farm'. The first recorded use of the name was in 1275.
Administrative CountyBirmingham
Traditional CountyWarwickshire
OS GridSP0487
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Midlands
 

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