Hams Hall

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Hams Hall is a place near Lea Marston in North Warwickshire, England, named after the manor house which formerly stood there.

Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal

http://www.hamshallrailterminal.co.ukHams Hall Rail Freight Terminal owned and operated by Associated British Ports (ABP) is one of the country’s largest railfreight terminals and an important freight hub for the Midlands. Located about 7 km outside of Birmingham, the terminal is situated adjacent to the Nuneaton-to-Birmingham railway line and handles deep-sea and short-sea traffic to and from ports such as Southampton, Ipswich and Felixstowe, as well as traffic via the Channel Tunnel and domestic traffic from Scotland.Since its acquisition by ABP in 2002, an ongoing expansion programme has seen operational capacity at Hams Hall treble the terminal now handles in excess of 120,000 seafreight containers 200,000 TEU per annum.

Hams Hall Estate

The Hams Hall Estate and what is modern day Saltley was owned by the Adderley family for over 262 years. The name of the estate was derived from the fact that the land lay in a great hook (ham) of the River Tame.

As Birmingham and the Black Country developed, the estate faced two problems: loss of land to the west, and lack of water from the river due to industrial pollution. Thus after Robert Rawlinson's report on the condition of Birmingham in 1848 suggesting the need for public park, Charles Adderley, 1st Baron Norton donated of land to...
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