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GRAVELLY HILL is an area of Birmingham
Birmingham
, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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CONTENTS

* 1 Location * 2 Spaghetti Junction * 3 Industry * 4 Local government * 5 External links

LOCATION

Gravelly Hill
Gravelly Hill
is approximately 4 miles north-east of Birmingham
Birmingham
city centre. To the north-west is Perry Barr and to the north-east are Stockland Green , Erdington
Erdington
and Sutton Coldfield
Sutton Coldfield
. Aston
Aston
is to the west and Washwood Heath lies to the south. The housing in the area is mostly Victorian and pre-war with some recent developments of modern apartments. Housing in the area is popular with students (particularly those attending Aston
Aston
University ) given its good transport links to the main campus.

SPAGHETTI JUNCTION

The Gravelly Hill Interchange
Gravelly Hill Interchange
, also known as Spaghetti Junction, provides the intersection between the A38(M) Aston
Aston
Expressway from the centre of Birmingham
Birmingham
to the M6 motorway
M6 motorway
. The complex junction also supports local roads joining the two motorways. The design of the intersection was also made complex by the presence of two railway lines including a high speed electrified railway and the existence of three canals including a turning basin, and a river.

INDUSTRY

There are also a number of industrial units in variable condition. One of them, Gravelly Industrial Park, is one of the city's largest industrial estates. Companies with units in the park include Carlsberg , which distributes to regional accounts and national depots.

Gravelly Hill railway station
Gravelly Hill railway station
is part of the Cross-City Line
Cross-City Line
.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Gravelly Hill
Gravelly Hill
is part of the Stockland Green ward of Birmingham
Birmingham
City Council . However it was previously a ward in its own right and also formed part of the Erdington
Erdington
Constituency . The previous ward was occasionally won by the Conservatives , with the mother of current Conservative Councillor for Erdington
Erdington
Robert Alden, narrowly losing the seat in 1976 elections. His father was parliamentary candidate in 1975-79 for the area, gaining one of the largest swings in the country in 1979 .

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