A bustling residential suburb of Birmingham, Quinton is five miles west of the city centre and stretches to the borders of Halesowen, Warley and Harborne.
Quinton was originally a small village known as Rigeacre, which housed small farms and nail-making industries. When Quinton became part of Birmingham in 1909, the Lord Mayor, Sir George Kendrick, said in a speech that Quinton had “green fields and tree-clad hills” everywhere. Throughout the 20th century, however, the landscape of Quinton changed drastically, largely due to the large-scale private housing development of the 1930s. Only residential homes were built in Quinton, due to the concerns by the Edgbaston upper class of fumes from factories reaching them. Today, Quinton is residential with a speckling of green spaces.