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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: MURDOCH CHAMBERS PITMAN CHAMBERS

List entry Number: 1075604

Location

MURDOCH CHAMBERS, 153, CORPORATION STREET B3
PITMAN CHAMBERS, 155-161, CORPORATION STREET B3

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: 21-Jan-1970

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 217010

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Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CORPORATION STREET 1. 5104 (west side) City Centre B3 No 153 (Murdoch Chambers) Nos 155 to 161 (odd) (Pitman Chambers) SP 0787 SW 30/1 21.1.70 II* GV 2. 1896-7, by J Crouch and E Butler, partly for A R Dean, manufacturer of much of the furniture for Crouch and Butler's houses and partly for a vegetarian restaurant. Purple bricks and buff terracotta; tile roof. In an Arts and Crafts style. Four storeys plus 2 storeys of attics; 5 bays in the rhythm 1:2:1:1, the first with a polygonal domed attic room on the skyline, the 2nd and 3rd beneath a broad gable with pedicule surmounted by 3 figures and the fifth with a smaller gabled flanked by little squat attic turrets. Ground floor with arched entrances left and right of modern shop fronts. First floor with 3 triplets of windows with a band of excellently carved lively reliefs by Benjamin Creswick below and within broad arches with big voussoir stones; left and right, a 2-light window and a pedimented 3-light window. Second floor with a canted bay window rising into the storey above 2 segmentally-pedimented 3-light windows, a broad canted bay window and 3 arched windows. Third floor with sash windows and a 3-light transomed window all beneath a richly decorated eaves cornice. In the big gable 4 arched windows beneath a continuous pedimented head, in the small gable a shallow bow window. In the roof between the gables 2 tiers of 4-light flat-headed attic windows.



Listing NGR: SP0726987214

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National Grid Reference: SP 07269 87214

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