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Bell's Farmhouse, Birmingham

Description: Bell's Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 216766

OS Grid Reference: SP0636178755
OS Grid Coordinates: 406361, 278755
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4068, -1.9079

Location: 3 Bells Farm Close, Birmingham B14 5QP

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B14 5QP

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Listing Text

Brandwood B14
No 157
(Bell's Farmhouse)
(formerly listed under
SP 07 NE 17/14 25.4.52
Late C16 to mid C17 substantial farmhouse. Two storeys and attic. Timber
framed with red brick infill, later roughcast. Double gabled front and rear,
the gables slightly jettied at attic level. Old tile roof. Original external
chimney stacks to side elevations with tall coupled stair shaped shafts.
Fenestration consists mainly of C19 wood casements. Central doorway giving
access to axial passage, the door in an architrave (but hood missing). All
main rooms of interior retain C17 panelling although some appears to be reset.
Ground floor right hand room has palmette frieze - upper right hand room
has remains of C17 plaster ceiling in 2 compartments, one with rosette and
guilloche decoration, the other with an original arrangement with lions' masks.
Dog leg staircase with surviving elements of splat balusters. The site of
the house was moated to the west.

Listing NGR: SP0636178755

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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