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Kingstanding is a residential suburb in north Birmingham, The name of the area comes from the occasion when King Charles I supposedly reviewed his troops October 18, 1642 during the English Civil War. The first references to Kingstanding were as King's Standing.
Kingstanding has a covered drinking water reservoir, Perry Barr Reservoir, situated on the site of the former Perry Barr Farm. It is not, despite its name, in the modern Perry Barr but just off Rough Road to the north of Kingstanding Circle. The reservoir is supplied by water , without being pumped, from The Elan Valley in Wales some 86 miles away and holds 83 million litres of water. It supplies the areas of Kingstanding, Perry Barr, Great Barr and Witton.
The area was largely rural until the 1928, when large-scale residential development commenced in the area. The first of the estates was completed in 1934. It was during the 1930s and 1940s that most of the current housing was built. Most of the houses in Kingstanding were built by Birmingham City Council with the majority being located in the north of the area. At the time, it was the largest council housing development in Europe, containing some 6,700 properties on its completion.
Kingstanding is the headquarters of the 23rd Special Air Service Regiment.