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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: THE ANCHORAGE

List entry Number: 1076319

Location

THE ANCHORAGE, 137, HANDSWORTH WOOD ROAD B20

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: 217242

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

HANDSWORTH WOOD ROAD 1. 5104 Handsworth B20 No 137 (The Anchorage) SP 09 SW 2/9 II* GV 2. 1899, by Joseph Crouch and Edmund Butler. In an Arts and Crafts style. Two and a half storeys. Carefully balanced asymmetrical facade: left hand side of brick with stone dressings and the right hand side partly also brick with stone dressings and partly with applied timber framing. Tiled roof with brick chimney stacks and a cupola placed asymmetrically between a brick gabled and a lower, half-timbered gabled bay which incorporates the perch. Windows with leaded lights, some of them with stained glass by Mary Newill, who also did the embroidery inset over the fireplace in the Music Room on the ground floor. Door furniture, light fittings, copper firehoods in the hall, sitting room and music room and other metal work by Benjamin Creswick or another member of the Bromsgrove Guild. The Hunt and Feast murals by Fred Davis and the whole of the minstrels gallery in the hall were burnt in a fire C1977.



Listing NGR: SP0486291181

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National Grid Reference: SP 04862 91181

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