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Description: Murdoch Chambers
Date Listed: 21 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 217010
OS Grid Reference: SP0726987214
OS Grid Coordinates: 407269, 287214
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4828, -1.8944
5104 (west side)
City Centre B3
Nos 155 to 161 (odd)
SP 0787 SW 30/1 21.1.70
1896-7, by J Crouch and E Butler, partly for A R Dean, manufacturer of much of the
furniture for Crouch and Butler's houses and partly for a vegetarian restaurant.
Purple bricks and buff terracotta; tile roof. In an Arts and Crafts style. Four
storeys plus 2 storeys of attics; 5 bays in the rhythm 1:2:1:1, the first with a
polygonal domed attic room on the skyline, the 2nd and 3rd beneath a broad gable
with pedicule surmounted by 3 figures and the fifth with a smaller gabled flanked
by little squat attic turrets. Ground floor with arched entrances left and right
of modern shop fronts. First floor with 3 triplets of windows with a band of
excellently carved lively reliefs by Benjamin Creswick below and within broad
arches with big voussoir stones; left and right, a 2-light window and a pedimented
3-light window. Second floor with a canted bay window rising into the storey above
2 segmentally-pedimented 3-light windows, a broad canted bay window and 3 arched
windows. Third floor with sash windows and a 3-light transomed window all beneath
a richly decorated eaves cornice. In the big gable 4 arched windows beneath a
continuous pedimented head, in the small gable a shallow bow window. In the roof
between the gables 2 tiers of 4-light flat-headed attic windows.
Listing NGR: SP0726987214
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Source: English Heritage
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