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61 and 67, Colmore Row B3 (See Details for Further Address Information), Birmingham

Description: 61 and 67, Colmore Row B3 (See Details for Further Address Information)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 216981

OS Grid Reference: SP0689287066
OS Grid Coordinates: 406892, 287066
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4815, -1.8999

Location: 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3AG

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B3 3AG

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Listing Text

5104 City Centre B3
21.1.70 Nos 61 and 67 (odd)
- and Nos 63 and 65 (odd)
SP 0687 SE 29/7
Circa 1870 and at least in part by H R Yeoville Thomason. Stone, large building
of 3 builds. The centrepiece 3 storeys plus basement and attic; 6 bays, the centre
4 advanced and demarcated by giant Corinthian pilasters through first and second
floors. Ground floor with banded rustication, 4 windows and the etched entrances
left and right set in shallow porches carrying balconies to the lst floor window.
First floor with 6 windows, plain in the outer bays but with moulded heads in the
inner bays. Second floor window similar, though those of the outer bays are here
seen to be within a shallow eared recess that embraces also the first floor windows.
In the frieze, 6 small oval attic window. Boldly bracketted cornice to the centre
4 bays and attic pediment above. Left and right of this centrepiece 2 similar wings,
as it were, each, 4-storeyed plus basement and 5 bays wide. In both, the ground floor
has banded rustication and arched windows; the first floor has a central window with
segmental pediment; the second floor has segment-headed windows; the third floor has
windows in eared moulded surrounds and a bracketted eaves cornice. Behind the
centrepiece, a fine banking hall 9 bays long in the rhythm 2: 5:2 by 5 bays wide. Tall
arched bays with Corinthianesque pilasters and 4 Corinthianesque columns carried on
corbels; entablature and coved ceiling with coffers and central shallow dome.

Listing NGR: SP0688787062

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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