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Lench's Trust Almshouses, Birmingham

Description: Lench's Trust Almshouses

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 August 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 217343

OS Grid Reference: SP0551986188
OS Grid Coordinates: 405519, 286188
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4736, -1.9202

Location: A4540, Birmingham B16 8XF

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

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Listing Text

Ladywood B16
Lench's Trust Almshouses
SP 08 NE 7/62A
SP 0586 SW 37/6 26.8.81
Dated 1858, by J H Hornblower and Haylock. Red brick; stone dressings; shaped
tiled roofs. In a Jacobean style. To the street a symmetrical composition created
by a central matron's lodge and 2 wings stretching back from a flanking wall with
a single door in it just to the left of the matron's lodge. This has a shaped
gable; the wings have gables with lushly decorated tripartite panels containing
identical inscriptions and are surmounted by chimneys. The matron's lodge has at
ground level a tripartite mullioned and transomed window with, above, a tripartite
mullioned window with hood mould. The wall has a moulded capping stone which
continues across the facade of the wings as stringcourses. Within the precinct,
a lawn with, facing onto it, 12 almshouses, 6 each side. Two-light casement windows
to both ground and first floors. Porches, each giving entry to 3 almshouses, rise
through 2 storeys. They are open on 3 sides at ground floor level, have a single
2-light casement window on the first floor and terminate in shaped gables. The
matron's lodge has a stone canted bay window rising through 2 storeys and
terminating in a shaped gable.

Listing NGR: SP0551986188

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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