In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sparkbrook like this:
SPARKBROOK, a chapelry in Aston parish, Warwick; on the river Cole and the Oxford and Birmingham railway, 2¼ miles SW of Birmingham. It has a r. station jointly with Smallheath, and a post-office under Birmingham. Pop., about 3,100. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Worcester. Value, not reported. Patrons, Trustees.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Sparkbrook has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Birmingham. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Sparkbrook and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sparkbrook, in Birmingham and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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