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City Arcade, Birmingham

Description: City Arcade

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217287

OS Grid Reference: SP0713786877
OS Grid Coordinates: 407137, 286877
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4798, -1.8963

Location: 19 Warwick Passage, Birmingham B3 3AG

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

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Listing Text

In the entry for HIGH STREET
34/7 City Centre B4
City Arcade

The address shall be amended to read UNION STREET
City Centre B4
City Arcade

1. The following cross reference shall be as follows
City Arcade
City centre B4
2. See under UNION STREET

City Centre B4
City Arcadia
SP 0786 NW 34/7
1898-1901, by T.W.F Newton and Cheattle, the decorative terracotta and green faience
by Doulton and Co and other detailing by W J Neatby. The gabled facade to Union
Street is of 3 storeys plus attic and set diagonally to the arcade with a big central
arch flanked by polygonal turrets terminating in little cupolas with windows and
scrolly buttresses. To the left, another single bay. Ground floor with modern
shop fronts. Fenestration by mullioned and transomed windows, those of the first
floor with 2 transoms, those of the second floor with one. Above the arch a row of
5 small windows, a splendid band of sculpture including caryatid figures and a
3-lFlight window in the gable. The arcade itself with, between lengths of coffered
ceiling at either end, the now all modern shop fronts, 7 a side, beneath excellent
scrolly green faience balustrade with intermittent cupolaa. The facade to Union
Passage is ulilitarian.

Listing NGR: SP0713786877

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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