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36, Calthorpe Road B15, Birmingham

Description: 36, Calthorpe Road B15

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 216843

OS Grid Reference: SP0541485609
OS Grid Coordinates: 405414, 285609
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4684, -1.9217

Location: B4217, Birmingham B15 1TS

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B15 1TS

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Listing Text

Edgbaston E15
No 36
SP 0585 NW 39/29 21.1.70
c1835, a richly decorated Graeco-Egyptian detached villa set back from road.
2-storeys stucco front, a 3 bay main block with subsidiary one storey single
bay wings. Plinth; channelled ground floor with quoin piers; first floor
sill course with the 3 bays framed by 4 pairs of Corinthian pilasters that
support main entablature and projecting sections of parapet in with them.
Monumental porch of coupled fluted Corinthian columns (on bases) on plinths
of vermiculated rustication with steps rising between them; deep entablature
with blocking course. Door in splayed Egyptian surround studded with rosettes,
flanked by unfluted Corinthian pilasters. The windows on main block have
similar "Egyptian" eaved architraves, studded with wreaths on ground floor
and carried down to plinth, acanthus palmettes to caveto of cornices; plain
on first floor with second stringcourse above cornices. The symmetrical
wings have window panels flanked by plain pilaster strips towards house and
by Corinthian pilasters inset from corners; entablatures surmounted by oversized
parapet projecting above pilasters with central openwork panels of square
section balusters. The garden front also on grand scale with slight breaks
to centre and ends of channelled ground floor. First floor has 3 large eaved
architrave windows set in panels between panelled pilaster strips, the eaves
cornice and parapet with incised panels breaking forward in line with them.
Left hand wing as an entrance front, right head simply as lean-to. Coupled
pilasters to flanks of house. Corniced chimney stacks.

Listing NGR: SP0541485609

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Source: English Heritage

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