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Description: 3, 4 and 5, Legge Lane B1
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217358
OS Grid Reference: SP0602587411
OS Grid Coordinates: 406025, 287411
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4846, -1.9127
Nos 3, 4 and 5
SP 0687 SW 28/13
1895. Architects Essex Nicol and Goodman, a leading partnership in the use of
terracotta decoration in late C19 Birmingham. Three storey,former Pen and Pen-
holder works, elevation of 7 close set window bays. Principally terracotta faced
with red brick to lower part of ground floor and rendered brick bands between storeys
and in parapet carried up to tall shaped gable. A taught composition with the
terracotta used to emphasise the structural grid of the elevation, Ground and first
floor window set in segment headed terracotta arcades with moulded reveals and
sloping sills. Asymmetrical doorways flank ground floor; the works entrance to
left has broader elliptical arch with the ground floor cornice stepped in shaped
gable over; the right hand office doorway narrow with semi-circular arch and
sharply modelled terracotta brackets to steeply swept and curved pediment broken
forward from cornice moulding. The second floor windows have similar details to lower
floors but with round headed arcading and rosettes in spandrels. Rich terracotta
frieze of vegetable forms flanked by capped console brackets and modillion cornice.
Ball finials over parapet kneelers and on piers flanking shaped gable.
Listing NGR: SP0602687424
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Source: English Heritage
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