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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: CITY ARCADE

List entry Number: 1289578

Location

CITY ARCADE, UNION STREET B4

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: 19-Jan-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 217287

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SP 0786 NW 34/7 5104

UNION STREET City Centre B4 City Arcade

(Formerly listed under HIGH STREET)

II*

1898-1901, by T.W.F Newton and Cheattle, the decorative terracotta and green faience by Doulton and Co and other detailing by W J Neatby. The gabled facade to Union Street is of 3 storeys plus attic and set diagonally to the arcade with a big central arch flanked by polygonal turrets terminating in little cupolas with windows and scrolly buttresses. To the left, another single bay. Ground floor with modern shop fronts. Fenestration by mullioned and transomed windows, those of the first floor with 2 transoms, those of the second floor with one. Above the arch a row of 5 small windows, a splendid band of sculpture including caryatid figures and a 3-lFlight window in the gable. The arcade itself with, between lengths of coffered ceiling at either end, the now all modern shop fronts, 7 a side, beneath excellent scrolly green faience balustrade with intermittent cupolas. The facade to Union Passage is ulilitarian.



Listing NGR: SP0713786877

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National Grid Reference: SP 07137 86877

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