Definition of Bournville from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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a suburb of Birmingham, England. It was built by the brothers George and Richard Cadbury to provide houses for the workers at the chocolate factory which they opened there in 1879. The Cadburys were Quakers and believed that social problems were often the result of bad homes. The houses at Bournville were well designed, with gardens, and they had an important influence on the planning of other suburbs in Britain. see also Cadbury