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Beacon House, Birmingham

Description: Beacon House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217220

OS Grid Reference: SP0679087715
OS Grid Coordinates: 406790, 287715
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4873, -1.9014

Location: Henrietta Street, Birmingham B19 3LN

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B19 3LN

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Listing Text

In the entry for
Edgbaston B19
Nos 7 and 8
(Beacon House)

The address shall be mended to read HAMPTON STREET
City Centre B4
Nos 7 and 8
(Beacon House)


Edgbaston B19
Nos 7 and 8
(Beacon House)
SP 0687 NE 25/4
Dated on rainwater heads 1911. A substantial works with a 2 storeyed front
of 10 bays. Built of good quality red brick with some gaults but with
luxuriant ochre terracotta dressings in Edwardian Baroque. The 2 storeys
of fenestration are contained within a full height arcade but from impost
level up to the parapet, all is faced in terracotta. Scrolls are set on caps
of the piers and keystones are carried up in the modillion brackets of the
coved cornice. The centre 2 bays are emphasised by slight breaks in the
cornice and a raised section of parapet but the terracotta work is
principally lavished on the end bays with banding to the piers and tall
sections of parapet with richly modelled swagged garlands over the large
keystones, hanging from scrolls in the centre of the cornice mouldings. The
office entrance is contained in the right hand end bay with architrave
surround, garlanded keystone and projecting cornice.

Listing NGR: SP0679087715

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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