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Kingshurst is a post-war housing estate and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the West Midlands, lying about 9 miles east of Birmingham City Centre.
At the heart of Kingshurst is a busy shopping parade, with a variety of shops and services for local residents. Also in the centre you will find a library and community
centre/youth centre - all of which is serviced by excellent bus routes to surrounding areas.
There are three main primary schools ; Kingshurst Primary School, Yorkswood Primary School and St Anthonys Catholic Primary School - as well as surrounding secondary
The Anglican church is dedicated to St Barnabas and is situated off Church Close, the Catholic Church is dedicated to St Anthony and there is is a Methodist Church situated in Gilson Way.
There is a small local park off Gilson Way/Marston Drive, next to the main shopping area - the childrens play area is the main facility for local families.
According to the 2001 census, Kingshurst has a population of 8126.
For information about the history of Kingshurst, the following documents may be of interest :