Burgage plots were characteristically long and narrow, but pressure to subdivide land on account of prosperity and population growth resulted in subdivision of plots making them smaller as you can see in the top right-hand corner of the image.
Depiction of medieval Birmingham at the end of the 13th century, with St Martin’s Church sitting at the centre of the town.
Start of Super Montem or High Street in 1296. This was no doubt used by drovers to bring their cattle to market in the town.
A cattle horn core found during the Bull Ring excavations in the late 1990s. Horn cores were the only waste product from the cattle, as everything else including the meat, skin and horn were sold.
The beginning of Park Street around where Selfridges is today.
A man who means business! Roger le Moul’s courtyard house, located on what later became Moor Street.