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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ASHFORD AND SONS

List entry Number: 1075540

Location

ASHFORD AND SONS, 16, 17 AND 18, GREAT HAMPTON STREET B18

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
BirminghamMetropolitan Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-Jul-1982

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 217153

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

GREAT HAMPTON STREET 1. 5104 Hockley B18 Nos 16, 17 and 18 (Ashford and Sons) SP 0687 NW 24/3 II* 2. Dated 1912. A particularly sensitive formal elevation to a jewellery works, containing Birmingham Arts and Crafts with Edwardian Baroque details all executed to a very high standard. Three storeys, high quality red brickwork with some faults and Portland stone dressings above. Portland stone ground floor. The 4 bay front has a monumental arched recess enclosing the 2 central bays with large keystone rising to parapet coping. The flanking bays are set forward from the plane of the arch by one brick, thin windows vertically framed by sheer brick piers up to the coping and finished off with shallow gables of stone and brick chequer as are the aprons below the sills. Windows are stone mullioned and transomed, those to second floor in centre forming a vast lunette with the arch of the recess. The ground floor stonework has deep set horizontal grooving struck into concave reveals of window and door arches with keystones. The left hand archway serves as a wagon entrance, balanced by the office doorway to right given a more formal emphasis by Tuscan columns set in antis with entablature carried across on the spring of the arch. The keystone here takes the form of a large console. The company name and date plaques are set in band below central first floor windows, in finely carved stonework with Arts and Crafts detailing.



Listing NGR: SP0636587936

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National Grid Reference: SP 06377 87947

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