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Description: Horse Shoe Shaped Former Stables and Stores at Number 23 (City of Birmingham Engineers Depot)
Date Listed: 22 November 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 217603
OS Grid Reference: SP0563586790
OS Grid Coordinates: 405635, 286790
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4790, -1.9184
5104 Ladywood B16
Horse-shoe shaped former
stables and stores at No
23 (City of Birmingham
SP 0586 NE 31/9 22.11.76
C1840 and built for the London and North Western Railway as a mineral and coal
wharf. Asymmetrical composition of horseshoe design built within the angle of
Sheepcote and St Vincent Streets where the entrance is flanked by 2 houses.
Ribbed ramps laid from the entrance, one straight down and under an arch at the
crown of the horseshoe, the other around the horseshoe and over the arch. Red
brick and some stone trim; slate roofs. The stables and stores are arranged in
a horseshoe shape and stand above more streets approached by the many roads under
the arch. They consist of 10 single storeyed bays, a central 152 storeyed bays
and another 10 single storeyed bays. The arrangement is somewhat impaired on
the right by a later glazed wooden addition. Round headed wooden casement
windows and segment headed stable doors. Beneath the arch, at the back of this
building, more streets within arches separated one from another by battered buttresses.
Listing NGR: SP0563586790
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Source: English Heritage
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