The Austin Village
(1917-present)

village (from 1917)

Aged 101

Commemorated on 2 plaques

Photo of Herbert Austin and The Austin Village blue plaque
Elliott Brown on Flickr
Photo of The Austin Village and Herbert Austin blue plaque
Elliott Brown on Flickr

The Austin Village built by Herbert Austin in 1917 to house his workforce for the Austin Motor Company, at that time engaged in the manufacture of vehicles, aircraft, ammunition and equipment to support this country's forces in the Great War.

Central Avenue, The Austin Village, Northfield, Birmingham, United Kingdom where he was (1917)

This plaque was erected in 2002 by members of the Austin Village Preservation Society to commemorate the life of Herbert Austin 1866-1941. The unique cedar wood bungalows were transported from Bay City, U.S.A. Conservation status granted by Birmingham City Council in 1997. This project was funded by Phoenix Venture Holdings.

Central Avenue, The Austin Village, Northfield, Birmingham, United Kingdom where he was (1917)