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St Philip's Grammar School, Birmingham

Description: St Philip's Grammar School

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 217210

OS Grid Reference: SP0487786014
OS Grid Coordinates: 404877, 286014
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4720, -1.9296

Location: Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8UF

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B16 8UF

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Listing Text

(north side)
Edgbaston B16
St Philip's Grammar
(formerly listed as
The Oratory)
SP 0488 SE 36/4 25.4.52
1859-61 by Henry Clutton, architect. Red brick with stone dressings; slate roof.
To the road, a 2 storey block 6 bays long. The ground floor a windowless room
with slender Tuscan columns of iron and the entrance into the courtyard behind
and so into the Oratory church (qv). First floor with arched casement windows
in stone surrounds with foliated capitals and sitting on a stone string.
Between bays 3 and 4 a clock face. Boldly stone bracketed eaves cornice and
parapet. Within the entrance, a 2 bay quadripartite brick vaulted passage
gives on to a cloistered courtyard. The vault, like the arches of the courtyard,
is carried on fat round piers on high bases and with excellently carved capitals
of Romanesque character. The north side of the cloister is filled by the west
facade of the church. The south side has no arcade or cloister but, instead, a
low and narrow first floor corridor lit by 4 small windows is carried out on 8
boldly projecting stone brackets with transverse barrel vaults between them.
Only this part of the school is listed.

Listing NGR: SP0487786014

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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