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Lench's Trust Almshouses The Lodge, Birmingham

Description: Lench's Trust Almshouses The Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 217522

OS Grid Reference: SP0823985702
OS Grid Coordinates: 408239, 285702
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4692, -1.8801

Location: 25 Little Broom Street, Birmingham B5 7EP

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B5 7EP

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Listing Text

1. Highgate B17
5104 Nos 35 to 38 (consec)
(The Lodge) and Lench's
Trust Almshouses
(Nos 1 to 36 (consec))
(formerly listed as Nos
35 to 38 (consec) Lenches
Trust Almshouses and Lodge)
under Camp Hill)

SP 0885 NWt 53/14 18.3.76
Dated 1849, an almshouse close of red brick with atone dressings, in a Jacobean
style. Designed by J H Hornblower and Haylock - similar to the same architects
almshouses in Ladywood. To the street a symmetrical composition of central
matron's lodge and flanking walls linking with gable ends of 2 wings stretching
back south to form close. Doorways in flanking wall either side of matron's
lodge. The latter is of 2 storeys and attic with ogee shaped gable. Gabled
ends of wings richly decorated with tripartite panels containing inscription,
surmounted by chimney stacks. Matron's lodge has 3-light mullioned window
with drip mould, to ground floor. Moulded capping to flanking screen walls
carried over gable ends of wings as stringcourse. Within the close, the wings
present 3 bay elevations to the central lawn with the south closed by a pair
with centre break. Each 3 bay elevation contains 3 almshouse units. Two storeys
red brick. Tiled roofs with eaves cornice; cresting tiled and stepped chimney
stacks on ridges. Two light small toned casement windows. Entrances to internal
porches have 4-centred arches with drip moulds. The close elevation of the
matron's lodge has a 2 storey canted bay with small parted casement lights
and 3-light attic casement with drip mould surmounted by shaped gable.

Listing NGR: SP0823985702

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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