Great Barr

Great Barr is now a large and loosely defined area to the north-west of Birmingham, England. The area was historically in Staffordshire, and the parts now in Birmingham were once known as Perry Barr, which is still the name of an adjacent Birmingham district. Other areas known as Great Barr are in the Metropolitan Boroughs of Walsall and Sandwell.

Great Barr
Great Barr
Location within the West Midlands
OS grid referenceSP047945
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBIRMINGHAM
Postcode districtB42–B44
Dialling code0121
PoliceWest Midlands
FireWest Midlands
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
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List of places
UK
England
West Midlands
52.548°N 1.932°W / 52.548; -1.932

"Barr" means "hill", and the name refers to nearby Barr Beacon.