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Ruskin Buildings, Birmingham

Description: Ruskin Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 June 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217014

OS Grid Reference: SP0736887363
OS Grid Coordinates: 407368, 287363
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4841, -1.8929

Location: Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6RP

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B4 6RP

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Listing Text

5104 (west side)
City Centre
Nos 179 to 203 (odd)
(Ruskin Buildings)
SP 0787 SW 30/5 8.6.82
Late C19. Red brick and terracotta; slate roof. Five storeys plus attic.
13 bays, the outer ones slightly advanced and with little shaped gables, the
inner 3 with polygonal shafts either side from third floor level and a large
gable. Ground floor with central door up steps within a round-headed arch
with masks in the spandrels and an open segmental pediment and mostly altered
shop fronts. First and second floors with shallow bay windows, those of the
first floor with arched lights, those of the second floor with decorative
panels below and little balconies to the third floor windows above. Third
floor with couplets of windows in moulded surrounds. Fourth floor with Serlian
windows standing on a moulded sill band and between stumpy columns to the bracketted
eaves cornice. In the attic, flat-headed dormer windows. The outer and 3
centre bays differ from this system. The centre 3 bays have a central shallow
bow window rising from first to third floor where the outer windows have concave-
sided gables. In the gable, slender colonettes and moulded strings enclosing
shell-headed niches, 4 segmented-headed windows and 4 blind arched windows. The
outer bays all of terracotta and with third floor windows with concave-sided

Listing NGR: SP0736887363

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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