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Public Library, Birmingham

Description: Public Library

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 May 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 217643

OS Grid Reference: SP0556487464
OS Grid Coordinates: 405564, 287464
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4851, -1.9195

Location: Icknield Street, Birmingham B16 8XF

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B16 8XF

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Listing Text

5104 Ladywood B18
Public Library
SP 0587 SE 27/7 22.5.72
1893 by Martin and Chamberlain, a small but richly designed Gothic style
library on corner site with Icknield Street. Bright red brick with the
partnership's typical wealth of simply modelled terracotta dressings and
decoration. Prominent corner clock tower over entrance with pinnacle clasped
spire. Steep gable end tiled roof with cresting tiles. Finialed gabled
window bays with lofty paired lancets containing ogee arched and pointed
lights with decorative terracotta panels between floors. Triple group
with taller gabled centre light, under pyramid roof to west end of south
front. Interior galleried with balconies. Supported by marble columns.
Pointed barrel vault over open 2 storey space.

Listing NGR: SP0556487464

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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