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Date Listed: 14 April 1981
Date Delisted: 12 March 2009
English Heritage Building ID: 155758
OS Grid Reference: SO9689769404
OS Grid Coordinates: 396897, 269404
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3227, -2.0469
666/6/144 ST GODWALDS ROAD
Also Known As: STATIONMASTERS HOUSE
ST GODWALDS ROAD
SO 96 NE 6/144
Early C19, said to have been built in circa, 1844 and designed by J E McConnell
for himself while he was locamotive superintendant (1842-47) of the newly opened
Birmingham and Gloucester Railway. It's reputed that the Institute of Mechanical
Engineers was formed here during McConnell's residence. Brick house, front and
sides stuccoed with horizontal joint-lining. Hipped slate roof with wide eaves.
Two storeys. Three bays. Sashes with glazing bars, centre first floor decorative
cast iron balcony. Central doorway with cast iron trellis porch with flat roof
replacing ogee-shaped roof.
Rear elevation has central semi-circular staircase bay with stone-coped parapet.
Left and right single storey rear wings. Interior: central hall with semi-
circular end bay containing staircase with cast iron balustrade, and spiral cellar
stairs below. Interior is also said to retain other original features including
moulded architraves, cornices, ceiling rose and cast iron fireplaces.
The house is sometimes known as the Stationmaster's House, it abutts the end of the
station platform, and is situated at the bottom of the Lickey Incline, the steepest
gradient of a main line railway in England
Listing NGR: SO9689969393
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Source: English Heritage
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