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Town Clerk's Department, Birmingham

Description: Town Clerk's Department

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 February 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217033

OS Grid Reference: SP0672187054
OS Grid Coordinates: 406721, 287054
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4814, -1.9025

Location: Edmund Street, Birmingham B3 3QG

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

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Listing Text

5104 (north-west side)
City Centre B3
Nos 100 and 102
(Town Clerk's Department)
SP 0687 SE 29/18 12.2.82
Includes No 78 Cornwall Street and Nos 44 and 46 Newhall Street. Former Board
of Guardians office, by W H Ward, 1883-4. Stone; slate pavilion roof. Three storeys
plus basement; 5 bays, the centre one slightly, the outer 2 more, advanced. Ground
floor with banded rustication and the entrance to No 100 up steps flanked by decora-
tive bands, 4 windows with decorative aprons, the entrance to No 102 similar to
that to No 100 but here carrying a balcony to the first floor window. Four
more windows and a window of Serlian type. First floor with a segment-headed
window within a pedimented surround, 4 windows with segmental pediments, a
central arched window with Venetian shell-hood and surrounded by decorative
strips, 4 more windows and another segment-headed window within a pedimented
surround. Second floor with a segment-headed window with moulded surround
with ears and feet, 4 windows with a border of rosettes, a triplet of small
arched lights flanked by decorative bands, 4 more windows and another segment-headed
window in a moulded surround. All windows sashes. The outer first and second
floor windows are flanked by giant banded granite columns of Corinthian type
that carry pediments with winged beasts. All the sculptural decoration coarse
and of a vaguely Early Renaissance kind. The right-hand return on Newhall
Street (where there are the entrances to Nos 44 and 46 Newhall Street) and
the rear on Cornwall Street (where there is the entrance to No 78 Cornwall
Street) are similar. Inside, a splendid staircase with scrolly balustrade
of unusual design and, overlooking Newhall Street at first floor level, a
big hall articulated by pilasters with a coved ceiling, a balcony at one end
and a 'reredos' flanked by 2 doors with segmental pediments at the other.

Listing NGR: SP0672187054

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Source: English Heritage

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