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Bournville Junior School, Birmingham

Description: Bournville Junior School

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 217371

OS Grid Reference: SP0439181305
OS Grid Coordinates: 404391, 281305
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4297, -1.9368

Location: Woodbrooke Road, Birmingham B30 1JY

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B30 1JY

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Listing Text

Bournville B30
Bournville Junior School
[formerly listed as
Bournville Junior and
Infants School (The
Originals Schools)]
SP Q481 SW 55/5 21.1.70
1902-5, by W Alexander Harvey. Red brick with stone dressings; slate roof, On the
left a big square entrance tower. Pointed arched doorway approached up steps. Its
bold keystone carries an oriel window with carved base and pointed stone roof.
Above and to the left of this a clock. The tower is surmounted by a cupola dating
in its present form from 1934 and containing 48 bells. The cupola consists of 8
slender copper-clad columns supporting a shallow ogee copper roof. On the left
return of the tower, another pointed arched doorway approached up steps and a
polygonal staircase turret with traceried window below its stone roof. To the
right of the entrance tower and set back from it, the central hall lit by dormer
windows in the roof and terminating on the right in a gable surmounted by a stone
louvered structure. From in front of this hall project the lower gabled classrooms,
3 of them, then, slightly advanced, a pointed arched doorway in a stone wall and a
fourth gabled classroom. Inside, the roof of the hall rises from lance curved braces
and there are frescoes of 1914 by Mary Sargant Florence and Mary Creighton McDowall.
The carving throughout is by Bengamin Creswick.

Listing NGR: SP0439181305

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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