Cotteridge is an area of Birmingham
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, England
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 and is part of the Bournville
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 ward. It is located about 4.5 miles south of Birmingham city centre. Connected to both the Watford Road and the Pershore Road, Cotteridge is a local shopping area.

St Agnes Church

St Agnes Church began as a church room in Cotteridge, when it was licensed as a mission of St. Nicolas's, Kings Norton
Kings Norton
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, in 1898. In 1903, the new church was consecrated and in 1916, when the living, in the gift of the Vicar of Kings Norton, became a vicarage, the church was assigned a parish out of St. Nicolas's. The parish of Holy Cross in Billesley
Billesley, West Midlands
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, was assigned land from Cotteridge in 1937.

The church became St. Agnes Parish Church. This, along with the United Reformed Church, were demolished for the construction of a supermarket and residential properties for elderly people. These two were merged with the Methodist church whose buildings were extended and still stands at the end of the Pershore Road.

Cotteridge County Primary School and Girls' County Modern School

Cotteridge County Primary School was opened in 1900 by the Kings Norton Schools Board as a mixed infants school with a student capacity of 615. In 1911, a new infants department was opened with accommodation for 400 pupils.

In 1931, the school was reorganised to create a junior and infants department and a senior girls department. The senior girls department split from the school in 1945 to form Cotteridge Girls' County Modern School which had 160 pupils by 1961. In the same year, Cotteridge County Junior and Infant School had eight classrooms and two halls.


The A441 (Pershore Road), one of the major routes into Birmingham city centre, runs through the centre of Cotteridge, giving a relatively quick road link to places further afield such as Redditch
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. Cotteridge is also home to Kings Norton railway station
Kings Norton railway station
Kings Norton railway station serves the Kings Norton and Cotteridge areas of Birmingham, England. It lies on Cross-City Line from Redditch through Birmingham New Street to Lichfield. The station's main entrance is located on Pershore Road South, the A441....

, which is on the Cross-City Line, a major commuter route into Birmingham. Many buses run through Cotteridge daily, these include: The number: 11C/E. 45. 47. 18. 146. 145. 49.

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