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Description: Selly Oak Electricity Sub Station to Rear of Number 659
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 216812
OS Grid Reference: SP0438682900
OS Grid Coordinates: 404386, 282900
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4441, -1.9369
Selly Oak B29
Selly Oak Electricity
Sub-Station to rear of
SP 08 SW 11/6
Circa 1890. Tall brick and terracotta building with stone dressings, in a
Gothic style associated with Chamberlain. Seen from the road the building
appears as very tall version of a 2 storeyed French Gothic Royal Chapel,
raised on a high and on a rectangular plan. The south-east front (short
side) has a deep flight of steps leading up to the portal with window
above, flanked by buttresses. The top floor has triple group of lights set
in pointed arcade of cut ornamental brickwork. Steeply hipped tiled roof
with terracotta floral bracketed eaves cornice and terracotta finials. On the
east return elevation a gabled staircase tower abuts the entrance front
with stepped lights on the east face, followed on the top floor or "clerestory"
by a tall pointed blind arcade of 3 bays with cut brickwork and ashlar shafts,
rising from a weathered string. Projecting from the basement and ground
floor is an apsed transept with stone dressed lobed arcaded light, terracotta
eaves and a steep tiled roof curved to bow of apse. Lower single storey
transept wing off south-west side.
Listing NGR: SP0438682900
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Source: English Heritage
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