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Parkgrove School, Birmingham

Description: Parkgrove School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 216808

OS Grid Reference: SP0589884208
OS Grid Coordinates: 405898, 284208
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4558, -1.9146

Location: Jacoby Place, Birmingham B5 7UH

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B5 7UH

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Listing Text

(west side)
Edgbaston B5
No 249
(Parkgrove School)
SP 08 SE 12/8
Circa 1820-30 early villa set well back from road at the end of long drive
in spacious ground adjoining Edgbaston Park. Formerly part of the Calthorpe
Estate. Two storeys stucco faced with hipped slate roof, flat eaves; corniced
stucco chimneys. Three bay east entrance front, glazing bar sash windows
in round-edged reveals. Architrave surround doorway with side lights. The
ground floor is screened by a cast iron trellis verandah with tent roof,
the centre bay pedimented. The south garden front also of 3 bays with plinth
and sill band. Similar windows to entrance front with addition of a tripartite
bow window on the ground floor. Extending this elevation to the west is a
wing with large Gothic windows (of circa 1840) of 3 lights with cast iron
glazing bars and stained glass set in tracery. Internally the house underwent
considerable modifications in the mid C19 and in the late 70s-80s. The room
with iron Gothic windows has an elaborately painted ceiling with quatrefoil
panels of circa 1850-60 and a heavy marble shafted fireplace. The dining
room has fine oak panelling with crocket and stiff leaf ornament, and a medieval
fireplace owing something to Burgess, with massive marble shafts and "reredos"
overmantel with a grafitto decorated hood. Good door furniture, in particular
ironwork of hinges. Staircase of circa 1880 Gothicised with twisted iron
balusters, decorated finialed wooden newel posts. To rear, by service wing,
a 2 storey red brick addition was made circa 1870-80. The former chapel
on ground floor. Five windows with Lincoln tracery; interior altered.

Listing NGR: SP0589884208

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Source: English Heritage

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