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The Anchorage, Birmingham

Description: The Anchorage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217242

OS Grid Reference: SP0486291181
OS Grid Coordinates: 404862, 291181
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5185, -1.9298

Location: Handsworth Wood Road, Birmingham B20 2PL

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B20 2PL

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Listing Text

Handsworth B20
No 137
(The Anchorage)
SP 09 SW 2/9
1899, by Joseph Crouch and Edmund Butler. In an Arts and Crafts style.
Two and a half storeys. Carefully balanced asymmetrical facade: left hand
side of brick with stone dressings and the right hand side partly also
brick with stone dressings and partly with applied timber framing. Tiled
roof with brick chimney stacks and a cupola placed asymmetrically between
a brick gabled and a lower, half-timbered gabled bay which incorporates the
perch. Windows with leaded lights, some of them with stained glass by
Mary Newill, who also did the embroidery inset over the fireplace in the Music
Room on the ground floor. Door furniture, light fittings, copper firehoods
in the hall, sitting room and music room and other metal work by Benjamin
Creswick or another member of the Bromsgrove Guild. The Hunt and Feast murals
by Fred Davis and the whole of the minstrels gallery in the hall were burnt in
a fire C1977.

Listing NGR: SP0486291181

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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