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Gwenda Works, Birmingham

Description: Gwenda Works

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217359

OS Grid Reference: SP0595087349
OS Grid Coordinates: 405950, 287349
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4840, -1.9138

Location: 17 Legge Lane, Birmingham B1 3LD

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B1 3LD

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Listing Text

Hockley El
No 17
(Gwenda Works)
SF 0587 SE 27/10
Dated 1913, a jewellery works built for Sir Henry Manton, architect probably
William Doubleday. The 4 storey works proper face a side lane off the corner
of Legge Lane and are of red brick, with faience dressings, to the bands of
windows which have moulded surrounds with rounded corners apart from plain top
floor (possibly a later alteration). +to the right and facing down Legge Lane,
is a 3 storey entrance block, incorporating stairwell and offices. The elevation
is as a distinct composition entirely faced in faience, with a monumental 1½
storey round arched portal in deeply moulded surround, 2 floral bosses and boldly
modelled floral decorated stringcourse below the 2 upper storeys. The latter have
close set round cornered window, as on works, with date plaques between floors
and a cornice on consoles over the second floor group of windows with "Manton"
inscribed in bold lettering on the frieze. The parapet has 3 large crenels, the
central one bearing Henry Manton's monogram.

Listing NGR: SP0594887345

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Source: English Heritage

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