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Main Block to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

Description: Main Block to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 216825

OS Grid Reference: SP0591686408
OS Grid Coordinates: 405916, 286408
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4756, -1.9143

Location: 50 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B1 2HP

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B1 2HP

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Listing Text

5104 City Centre B1
Main block to the
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
SP 08 NE 7/21
Built 1814 as Islington House for Rice Harris. Red brick and stucco; slate
roof. Symmetrical building of 9 bays, the centre 3 of 2 1/2 storeys, the outer
ones of 2 storeys and set back somewhat. The centre with central Tuscan
porch with entablature with triglyph frieze and 2 sash windows each flanked
by pilasters carrying a segmental arch. Broad band at first floor level.
First floor with sash windows with cornices. Broad band at second floor
level. Second floor with square casement windows within plain flat surrounds.
Cornice and blocking course. The outer bays have, on the ground floor, windows
with cornices and, on the first floor, windows with plain flat surrounds.
All the windows of the outer bays altered to casements. The forecourt wall
end railing built 'at the sole cost of 2 friends' apparently circa 1860.

Listing NGR: SP0591686408

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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