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The Salon (>)
is situated on King’s Norton Green, which is a beautiful medieval
village hidden away in a Birmingham suburb. It has:
an ancient Village Green (dating back to Anglo-Saxon
a large 13th-century church >
a 15th century inn, the Saracen's Head >
a 15th century school building, situated in the spacious and leafy
In 2004 the Old School and the Saracen's Head were
were the winners of the BBC’s Restoration competition and were
awarded over £3 million towards the cost of major refurbishment.
Kings Norton has played its part in history: a
minor battle in the English Civil War was fought on the Green (1642),
and later in the war Queen Henrietta Maria arrived in Kings Norton
with an army of around 5,500 men that she had raised in Yorkshire.
She stayed the night in the Saracen’s Head.
For more information about Kings Norton and its
history follow this link
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