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Description: Lloyd's Farmhouse Farm Park
Date Listed: 30 June 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 217589
OS Grid Reference: SP0873585233
OS Grid Coordinates: 408735, 285233
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4650, -1.8728
(formerly listed as
Lloyd House under
SP 08 NE 7/78 30.6.76
A fine mid C18 house, the main residence of the Birmingham branch of the Lloyd
family from 1742 to 1912. Built by Sampson Lloyd II, work appears to have been
completed by 1750. As originally built the house was aporoximately square on
plan, 3 storeys, red brick with sill bands moulded cornice and parapet; 5 window
fronts flush framed glazing bar sashes, flat painted gauged brick arches with
keystones. Fluted Doric pilastered doorway with pediment. The layout was
typical of the period with a narrow central hall with dining room and parlour
each side to the front and service, kitchen and staircase to the rear. The
staircase is a fine example, open string with richly carved brackets, turned
balusters and fluted column newel posts. In the late 1770s the house was
virtually doubled in size by Sampson Lloyd the third. New service quarters
changed the original layout. The original front door was blocked and the former
back kitchen became the entrance hall. The old west wall of the old entrance
wall was removed and a big window added on the west front, the new room being
panelled. Thus Lloyds farm is one of the most important of the rare surviving
Georgian buildings in the city. A considerable amount of the interior decoration
was rehandled in a convincing Georgian manner in the late C19. The house has
recently been restored. It still retains its grounds with a formal avenue of
elms leading up to the original entrance front.
Listing NGR: SP0873585233
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Source: English Heritage
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