Visiting Moor Pool
Walking Tours of Moor Pool Estate
Moor Pool Estate has been described as “Possibly the most charming enclave of 20th Century social housing in Birmingham and, arguably, one of the city’s best kept architectural secrets” (Steve Beauchamp & Simon Inglis, Played in Birmingham, May 2006.) Moor Pool Estate was designed in the Arts and Crafts style in the early 1900’s in response to the overcrowded urban dwellings, and to provide residents with extensive green space, allotments as well as leisure facilities. Today it remains a virtually in tact example of a Garden suburb since its creation, which was the vision of John Sutton Nettlefold.
You can step back in time and experience walking tours of this unique hidden gem by pre-arrangement for your group. The walk around the enchanting estate will include the scenic Moor Pool itself, the Orchard, intriguing hidden pathways, the bowling green, and outstanding examples of Arts and Crafts architecture as well as a chance to see the original historic skittle alley hidden below the Main Hall.
Price: £3 per person
Self-Guided Tour of the Moor Pool Estate
If you would like to explore the Moor Pool Estate at your own leisure and in your own time, we are developing a self-guided walk that will accompany interpretation panels that we have received funding to develop. The current panels and self-guided leaflet have been developed in house in the interim, and were launched during Birmingham Heritage Week from 10th -17th September. Please feel free to download and let us know your feedback on the self-guided leaflet, as part of the consultation for the development of the panels.