Most people only know about Metchley Fort because of the lone notice board at the University of Birmingham campus, close to West Gate (Uni Rail Station). I’ll confess to not knowing much about it too! Having researched it a bit, I am surprised there isn’t more information readily available on this site, especially with all the redevelopment of the hospital and new roads etc. in this area.
Some pictures (click for bigger)
And finally, a reconstruction of what it may have looked like, from Birmingham.gov.uk:
More notice board piccies:
Notice board pics were taken by me, on June 10th. The notice board can be visited - after leaving University railway station, turn left, and it is tucked around the corner.