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18 and 19, Highfield Road B15, Birmingham

Description: 18 and 19, Highfield Road B15

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217282

OS Grid Reference: SP0530085653
OS Grid Coordinates: 405300, 285653
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4688, -1.9234

Location: B4532, Birmingham B15 3DU

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B15 3DU

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Listing Text

Edgbaston B15
Nos 18 and 19
SP 0585 NW 39/23
Circa 1840 pair of symmetrical classical stucco villas. Two storey 3 bay fronts
narrowly detached with short screen wall link. Each front has giant "primitive"
Tuscan quoin pilasters and shallow centre break, the frieze in the same plane with
cornice capping. Plinth as first floor sill course to flanking bays. Set back
slate roofs with altered dormers. Linked stucco chimney stacks on gable ends.
Tripartite ground floor windows rise from plinth with small console heads to
mullions and elongated consoles carrying cornice and blocking course above rosette
studded frieze. Eared architrave surrounds to first floor glazing bar sashes.
No 18 has had right hand ground floor window replaced circa 1880-90 by "Flemish"
pilastered rectangular bay window, the structure carved over centre as porch with
symmetrical pediment, dentil cornice and blocking course with shaped dies. The
original doorcase with panelled reveals and rectangular marginal and diamond
glazed fanlight is still in situ. No 19 retains Tuscan column porch with deep
entablature and same doorway. No 18 has parapetted coach house with segmental arch
connected by 2 storey link to the house. No 19 has similar link but the coach house

Listing NGR: SP0530085653

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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