An old map of the 18th century mentions 'The Bear of Smithwick'.Two street signs on the short Rutland Road, in Bearwood.Modern Bearwood centres around the Bearwood Road, and especially the crossroads with Sandon Road (to the east) and Three Shire Oak Road (to the west).
This development ignored the county boundaries, and covered the Staffordshire central section along Bearwood Road, and spread into Warwickshire (eastwards), Shropshire (north-westwards) and Worcestershire (south-westwards).
By 1903, the entire area of Bearwood between Barnsley Road and Wigorn Road, north of Adkins Lane, and as far north as Rawlings Road (marked by the Baptist Chapel) had been developed in an orderly manner.
The 1899 Smethwick Borough surveyor's map of Smethwick shows Bearwood Ward as including Cheshire Road from its junction immediately opposite the Council House.
Bearwood Hill is the old name for the High Street south of Victoria Park.
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I work for social services as a carer in a unit in Cannock, looking after people with behavioural problems, and I am looking to make some new friends of both sexes, but ESPECIALLY FEMALES, And if you men send me photos of your "TACKLE",,,,,,,,, OR, If you are Crude or obscene, I WILL BLOCK YOU !!Bearwood Road was an important route linking the growing industrial area of Smethwick with Harborne, Selly Oak and King's Norton, with crossroads at Sandon Road (site of The Bear Tavern) and Hagley Road (site of The King's Head).From about 1880, there was quite rapid growth with a mixture of "ribbon development" and planned streets.In 1903, Bearwood Ward in Smethwick extended from Hagley Road to Smethwick High Street and included part of Cape Hill.The Bearwood telephone exchange area marked out by the 0121-429 numbers extends as far east as Harborne Walkway.Bearwood is the southern part of Smethwick, Sandwell, West Midlands, England, and north of the A456 Hagley Road.