Lady PI'm assuming that it was just a track as I think most of the roads around there were. It would have just been ploughed up when the common was divided I expect. I see Jerry's Lane has lost it's little extension - this became a right of way into Glendon Road.
Thanks, I never used to give it a thought, although Jerry's Lane and Turfpits Lane where out of bounds to me as a child (I never knew why) and I would sometimes use those roads to got to my nans off Slade Road and lie as to which way I had gone.Bob, I think Court Farm was about where the island is at the top of Jerry's Lane. It's marked on one of my maps but not the others. But whether it was 'Court' because of the Road or vice versa I don't know. Court Lane is among the oldest in Erdington apparently.
Pedrocut, looking at your post #59 and the quote from Bill Dargue, I wonder if the 'swimming pool' to the left of the track could have been the original turf-pit and filled up with water as it was dug out? The ground round that part is very marshy if I remember correctly.
Do you know how Court Lane got its Name? was there not also a Court Farm Road or is this something I am imagining. sorry when I lived there I had no interest in the history of the area.