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Sheldon, West Midlands

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Sheldon is an area of east Birmingham, England Historically part of Warwickshire, it is close to the border with the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull and Birmingham International Airport

Sheldon is also one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, and one of the four wards that make up the council constituency of Yardley It covers an area of 603 km² Areas covered by the ward are Lyndon Green, Wells Green, Sheldon and part of Garretts Green

Sheldon was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Machitone, meaning "Macca's farm" A Mackadown Farm existed in the area until the World War I, however, it is only remembered through Mackadown Lane, a residential road1


  • 1 Population and housing
  • 2 Politics
    • 21 Birmingham City Council Elections, 4 May 2006 - Sheldon Results
  • 3 Notable residents
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Population and housingedit

According to the 2001 UK Census there were 20,129 people living in 9,140 households in Sheldon with a population density of 3,481 people per km² compared with 3,649 people per km² for Birmingham Sheldon has a low percentage of ethnic minorities in its population with only 59% 1,195 being of an ethnic minority compared with 296% for Birmingham in general The population had increased to 21,817 at the 2011 Census2

Housing in the area primarily dates back to the 1930s The area benefits from Sheldon Country Park which is adjacent to Birmingham International Airport and is served by numerous shops and businesses situated along the busy A45, Coventry Road This road acts as one of the city's primary gateways from Coventry

There are two secondary schools serving the area: Cockshut Hill Technology College and King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy There are five primary schools, one of which is Roman Catholic Sheldon Library also serves the area


As of 2005, the three councillors representing Sheldon Ward on Birmingham City Council are Sue Anderson, Paul Tilsley and Mike Ward, all of the Liberal Democrat Party3 The ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer

Birmingham City Council Elections, 4 May 2006 - Sheldon Resultsedit

  • Robert Arthur Devenport - British National Party - 1132
  • Derek Anthony Johnson - Conservative Party - 556
  • Michael Johnson - Labour Party - 792
  • Paul Morris - National Front - 74
  • Colin Richard Preece - Legalise Cannabis Alliance - 45
  • Michael Paul Sheridan - Green Party - 139
  • Michael Howard Ward - Liberal Democrat - 3233

Candidate Elected - Michael Howard Ward - Liberal Democrat

Notable residentsedit

  • Ian Smith, town planning expert, also lived in Cranes Park Road in the 1960s and 70s
  • Rev Thomas Bray, founder of the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, was Rector of Sheldon
  • Howard Brown, branch manager for the Halifax bank, won a staff competition to appear in their advertisements, was born and raised in Sheldon
  • Kevin Warwick, professor of cybernetics lived there in the 1970s In the latter part of this time he studied at Aston University
  • Andre Marriner, a Premier League football referee


  1. ^ The History of Greater Birmingham - down to 1830, Victor Skipp, 1987, V H T Skipp ISBN 0-9506998-0-2
  2. ^ "Birmingham Ward population 2011" Retrieved 14 December 2015 
  3. ^ http://wwwbirminghamgovuk/sheldon

External linksedit

  • Birmingham City Council: Sheldon Ward

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