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Description: Birmingham Midland Institute
Date Listed: 21 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 217390
OS Grid Reference: SP0663487055
OS Grid Coordinates: 406634, 287055
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4814, -1.9037
5104 City Centre B3
(formerly listed as
The Birmingham Library)
SP 0687 SE 29/27 21.1.70
1899, by Cassins, Peacock and Bewlay. Red brick with stone dressings; green
stone tiled roof. Two storeys plus basement and attic; 5 bays, the outer
once advanced and gabled, that on the right broader and taller than that on
the left. Ground floor with a modern entrance with 3-light transomed window
above, three 4-light windows with transom and bold voussoirs in the arches
and then the entrance up steps within an archway flanked by banded Ionic columns
and arched panels. First floor with a 3-light window, six 2-light windows
separated from one another by banded Ionic columns standing alternately on
the keystone of the window below and a buttresses rising from basement level
and a window of Serliam type with banded Ionic pilasters and a sculpted semi-circular
panel over the centre light. Below the 6 window a sculpted band of Renaissance-type
decoration. All first floor windows with 2 transoms. Richly decorated cornice
and parapet behind which the roof in which three 4-light flat-headed dormer
windows. All windows with leaded lights. Right-hand return on Cornwall Street
of 3 bays and similar to the Margaret Street elevation. Nothing inside.
Listing NGR: SP0663487055
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Source: English Heritage
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