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Great Barr

About Great Barr

Great Barr borders Sandwell, Walsall and Birmingham and is dominated by its proximity to the M6 motorway. Its history is linked with the fortune of the Scott family, baronets who once owned Great Barr Hall. Descendants also owned Red House, a manor house which stands in Red House Park. Its history is tied with the beauty spot of Barr Beacon and also the village of Hamstead on the Birmingham border.