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Metchley Abbey, Birmingham

Description: Metchley Abbey

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 217397

OS Grid Reference: SP0379684364
OS Grid Coordinates: 403796, 284364
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4572, -1.9455

Location: 95A Metchley Lane, Birmingham B29 6BJ

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B29 6BJ

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Listing Text

5104 Selly Oak B17
No 93
(Metchley Abbey)
(formerly listed as
Metchley Abbey and
Metchley Lodge Under
SP 08 SW 11/27 25.4.52
Early C19 with later C19 additions. Stucco. In a Picturesque Gothic style.
Two storeys; 6 bays; the fourth projecting and containing the porch, the outer
ones with canted sides. All windows casements in moulded surrounds and mostly
with Y- or intersecting tracery, though the ground floor window of bay 5 is
of Palladian type. Parapet with blank quatrefoils and triplets of pointed
arches. Polygonal chimney stacks. Interior with groined vault to the entrance
hall, Gothic fireplaces, stairs, etc. To the left, a service wing. David
Cox was a frequent visitor here, and later A E Greeman historian of the Norman
Conquest, and Sir Granville Bantock lived here.

Listing NGR: SP0379684364

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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