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The Close at Westhill College, Birmingham

Description: The Close at Westhill College

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 216814

OS Grid Reference: SP0357881710
OS Grid Coordinates: 403578, 281710
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4334, -1.9488

Location: A38, Birmingham B29 6LN

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B29 6LN

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Listing Text

(west side)
Selly Oak B29
The Close
Nos 1 to 5 (consec)
at Westhill College
SP 08 SW 11/9
1911-13 by W Alexander Harvey and W Graham Wicks, built as memorial housing
for the Society of Friends. An effective group of 3 buildings on the south
side of a green and backing on to a lawn to south. Arts and Craft cottage
style with particularly mellow red brickwork. Hipped and gable end clay
tile roofs. Prominent chimney stacks, most external with coupled star section
shafts or coupled square shafts. Nos 1 and 2 and 4 and 5 as L plan blocks
with hipped rectangular bay casement dormers and outshut porches in angles
of wings; leaded casements with header reliving arches. No 3, isolated
to centre but linked to flanking blocks by tile coped arcade pierced screen
walls, has large off-centre timber framed 2-storey gabled porch the gable
jettied, as is first floor, with drop finials.

Listing NGR: SP0357881710

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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