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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: PUBLIC LIBRARY

List entry Number: 1076161

Location

PUBLIC LIBRARY, SPRING HILL 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: 22-May-1972

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 217643

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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

SPRING HILL 1. 5104 Ladywood B18 Public Library SP 0587 SE 27/7 22.5.72 II* 2. 1893 by Martin and Chamberlain, a small but richly designed Gothic style library on corner site with Icknield Street. Bright red brick with the partnership's typical wealth of simply modelled terracotta dressings and decoration. Prominent corner clock tower over entrance with pinnacle clasped spire. Steep gable end tiled roof with cresting tiles. Finialed gabled window bays with lofty paired lancets containing ogee arched and pointed lights with decorative terracotta panels between floors. Triple group with taller gabled centre light, under pyramid roof to west end of south front. Interior galleried with balconies. Supported by marble columns. Pointed barrel vault over open 2 storey space.



Listing NGR: SP0556487464

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National Grid Reference: SP 05564 87464

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