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Public Library, Handsworth Council House and Job Preparation Unit, Birmingham

Description: Public Library, Handsworth Council House and Job Preparation Unit

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 July 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 217633

OS Grid Reference: SP0479889438
OS Grid Coordinates: 404798, 289438
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5028, -1.9307

Location: 153 Soho Road, Birmingham B21 9SN

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B21 9SN

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Listing Text

5104 Handsworth B21
Public Library,
Handsworth Council House
and Job Preparation Unit
SP 08 NW 6/43
1878-9 by Alexander and Henman, as the Urban District Council Offices.
Red brick and terracotta with stone dressings; slate roof. Mostly 2 storeys
plus attic. To the left, the library part with a polygonal advanced bay
surmounted by an octagonal glazed and louvred lantern with miniscule gablets,
4 bays of windows and a broad gabled bay with a large first floor tripartite
window of 7 lights. The clock tower with entrance beneath a gable supporting
an oriel window, machicolations, parapet and glazed and timbered clock
stage has 2 bays of windows either side and, finally, on the right, there
is another gabled bay. The windows all with mullions and transoms. Some
pretty sculptural details.

Listing NGR: SP0479889438

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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