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Description: The Bridge Centre
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 216727
OS Grid Reference: SP0825586400
OS Grid Coordinates: 408255, 286400
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4755, -1.8799
The Bridge Centre
SP 08 NE 7/1
Former Birmingham Board School, of Martin and Chamberlain gothic design, circa
1875-80. Two storeys red brick with patterned and cut brick and stone dressings.
The north front symmetrical with 5 bays each of 3 grouped windows, gables
over flanking crosswings and narrower gable over centre all ashlar dressed
with large rose panels pierced by trefoils. Windows have pointed arches and
retain original patterned iron frame pivot casements. The rear south elevation
is articulated by buttresses with similar fenestration, the ground floor windows
with stone tympana. Broad ashlar gabled dormers to each bay with triple groups
of squat pointed lights crowned by large cinquefoils. Steep gable end tiled
roofs with cresting tiles. A central range doubling the southern one has
a large rose in its east gable. The east gable end of the main range is surmounted
by a pair of octagonal turret-chimneys flanking bellcote set on an external
stack. The former master's house abuts the east gable ends of the school
facing the street. One storey and attic, 3 bays. Bargeboard gabled half
dormers to left with pierced cinquefoils to stone tympana of windows. Coupled
narrow windows on ground floor. Entrance under applied gable to right.
Listing NGR: SP0825586400
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Source: English Heritage
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