Great Barr

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Great Barr is a loosely-defined area which straddles the boundaries of Birmingham, West Bromwich (Sandwell) and Walsall, England.

Great Barr Hall was once home of Samuel Galton and a meeting place of the Lunar Society.

Nearby, in the Sandwell part of Great Barr, is Red House Park.

Musician Steve Winwood was born and raised in the Birmingham part of Great Barr.

"Barr" means "Hill", and the name refers to nearby Barr Beacon. Perry (or "pear") Barr is adjacent.

Great Barr includes much of the B42, B43 and B44 postcode areas.

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