Hay Hall, Tyseley - A hidden Birmingham Gem!

Hidden away around the corner from the tip in Tyseley is Hay Hall on Redfern Road. A Grade II listed building and a former sub-manor house of the Este family of Yardley.


Where is Hay Hall?

Hay Hall is on Redfern Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2BE. It can be seen behind a fence, but is now private premises on an industrial estate. It is around the corner from the tip on James Road (Veolia Household Recycling Centre Tyseley & Energy Recovery Facility).

 

In brief

A medieval sub-manor house in Tyseley, built in the 15th Century for the Este family. It was originally a moated manor house. But is now offices at Hay Hall Business Park.

Hay HallHay Hall from Redfern Road, Tyseley (September 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Hay Hall - history

Standing on Redfern Road in Tyseley is a remarkable survival, Hay Hall. It is now part of the Hay Hall Business Park.

The following information thanks to William Dargue's History of Birmingham on Hay Mills.

Built in medieval times on an Anglo-Saxon site. It was a moated manor house built where the Spark Brook joins the River Cole. The hall was probably built around circa 1300 by Robert de la Hay. Around 1423, the hall was inherited by the Este family, when Marion, the last member of the de la Hay family married Thomas Este, who was the governor of Kenilworth Castle.

The house was extended in Tudor times. The front was rebuilt in 1810 in a Georgian neo-classical style after a fire (this was originally the rear of the house). The house belongs to an industrial firm now. Part of it can be seen from road, although the rear can not be seen without permission.

The current state of the house is due to a restoration in 1948 when it became offices for Reynolds Tubes. There was a small museum including a piece of stained glass with the initials A E, thought to be of Anne Este who married Edward Gibbons in 1538.

The house became a Grade II listed building in 1952.

In the late 2000s and early 2010s, the Manor House was the offices of Air Link Systems. But the house was been to let since 2017, and as of 2021, is still vacant.

Hay Hall

Hay Hall Tyseley

Hay Hall Tyseley

Hay Hall Tyseley

Hay Hall Tyseley

Hay Hall Tyseley

Hay Hall from Redfern Road, Tyseley (September 2011). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

29 Jun 2021 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture

Contact

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Jonathan Bostock

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