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Description: 60, Calthorpe Road B15
Date Listed: 21 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 216847
OS Grid Reference: SP0560485995
OS Grid Coordinates: 405604, 285995
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4719, -1.9189
SP 0585 NE 40/42 21.1.70
Circa 1800, a good detached town house of rectangular plan, on important
corner site straddling apex of Harborne and Calthorpe Roads at Five Ways.
Two storeys, finely pointed mellow red brick with restrained stucco dressings
and neo-classical details. Formerly had single storey wings including coach
house. Well proportioned 3 bay symmetrical front. Stucco capping to plinth
as ground floor sill course. Thin first floor sill band. Thin stucco string
as bed mould to brick frieze, broken in line with centre of outer first floor
windows, by acanthus leaf consoles which support a broad pediment advanced
from sharply profiled stucco cornice and blocking course. The tympanum contains
a stucco framed oeuil-de-boeuf. Low slate roof with coped gable ends surmounted
by corniced brick chimneys. Ground floor windows, contained in camber headed
reveals rising from plinth, have glazing bar sashes in flattened slender
column frames with entablatures. Outer windows on first floor plainly revealed
glazing bar sashes with panelled stucco heads flanked by slender console
brackets to thin cornices. The centre window is of simplified Venetian pattern,
contained in camber arched revealed, similar to ground floor but 3x4 pane
sash with 1x4 pane narrow side lights, pilaster lining to reveals and slender
columns divising entablature with thin course under arch. Blind balconette
below sill rising from roof of porch which has slender Doric columns, the
entablature with triglyphs curved out and back to pilasters against wall.
Tripartite panelled pilaster doorway with side lights, echoing the window
above. No 60 is now one of the very few surviving examples of late C18/early
C19 polite domestic architecture in central Birmingham.
Listing NGR: SP0560485995
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Source: English Heritage
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