Temple Balsall

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Temple Balsall (grid reference SP207760) is a hamlet athin the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the Inglis West Midlands, situatit atween the lairge veelages o Knowle an Balsall Common. It wis umwhile in Warwickshire.

It is ane o the auldest an maist interestin steids in the borough. It is named efter, an dates frae the time o the Knights Templar. They fermed aboot 650 acres (2.6 km2) o the estate in the 12t century, an established a preceptory whaur a number o brithers lived an ran the estate. efter the Order wis suppressed, the estate wis given tae the Knights Hospitaller o St John. They lost it when Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries an Queen Elizabeth I gave the estate tae Robert Dudley.

The 13t century kirk an Old Hall, an 17t century almshooses survive.

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Coordinates: 52°22′55″N 1°41′49″W / 52.382°N 1.697°W / 52.382; -1.697