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Newton Chambers, Birmingham

Description: Newton Chambers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 216859

OS Grid Reference: SP0698086830
OS Grid Coordinates: 406980, 286830
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4794, -1.8986

Location: 33 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EE

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B2 5EE

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Listing Text

City Centre B2
No 43
(Newton Chambers)
and Nos 44 and 45
SP 0686 NE 33/11 21.1.70
Includes Nos 41, 42, 42A New Street. Circa 1899 by Essex, Goodman and Nicol.
Pink terracotta; slate roof. Four storeys plus attic; 5 bays, the fifth
containing the entrance and wider than the others plus the corner with its
little cupola. Ground floor with modern shop fronts and the entrance with
fanlight with 4 glazed lights. First floor with 4 tripartite windows beneath
broad segmental arches. These and the arch over the entrance with pretty,
detached scrolly members and ball flower ornament and a decorated stringcourse
above. Second and third floors each with 4 tripartite windows with ause-de-panier
arches to the lights and pretty, detached scrolly members. They are linked
vertically by baluster-like shafts left and right. In the fifth bay second
and third floors each have a 4-light transomed window with ause-de-panier
arches to the lights. They are treated together as a very shallow bay window
surmounted by a round window. Moulded eaves cornice. Attic with 4 canted
bay windows, terracotta faced but timber sided. The long return to New Street
(where are the entrances to Nos 41, 42 and 42A New Street) treated similarly,
but the centre gabled and with the second and third floors with canted bay
windows and 2-light rather then tripartite windows. Once housed the Kardomah
Cafe, some of whose interior is said to remain behind the present fittings.

Listing NGR: SP0698086830

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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